Random thoughts from Pencefn

…. an engineer, singer and photographer living in Scotland

Second Sunday in Lent 2014 – Doubt

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Upper light in a north aisle window of St Mary's Cathedral

Upper light in a north aisle window of St Mary’s Cathedral

Are you always certain about life? Do you have doubt about what the future holds? How do you deal with it?

Life is uncertain, however how we deal with it makes us what we are.

A well known hymn that gives us faith in adversity was penned in the late 17th Century in German, and translated in English towards the end of the 19th Century.

All my hope on God is founded
who does still my trust renew;
through all change and chance God guides me,
only good and only true.
Love unknown, God’s alone,
calls my heart to be God’s own.

Human pride and earthly glory,
sword and crown, betray all trust;
what our care and toil establish,
tower and temple, fall to dust,
but God’s power, hour by hour,
is my temple and my tower.

God’s great goodness reigns eternal,
deep in wisdom, passing thought;
light and life are all God’s splendour
bringing beauty out of naught.
Evermore from God’s store
newborn worlds rise and adore.

Daily does Almighty Giver
bounteous gifts on us bestow,
God’s desire our soul delighting,
pleasure leading where we go.
Love will stand at God’s hand;
joy will wait on God’s command.

Still from earth to God eternal
sacrifice of praise be done,
high above all praises praising
for the gift of Christ, the Son.
Hear Christ call one and all:
you that follow shall not fall.

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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