Grant Us Patience when Hurt

coverdaleO God, give us patience when the wicked hurt us.
O how impatient and angry we are
when we think ourselves unjustly slandered, reviled, and hurt!
Christ suffers strokes upon his cheek,
the innocent for the guilty;
yet we may not abide one rough word for his sake.
O Lord, grant us virtue and patience,
power and strength,
that we may take all adversity with good will,
and with a gentle mind overcome it.
And if necessity and your honor require us to speak,
grant that we may do so with meekness and patience,
that the truth and your glory may be defended,
and our patience and steadfast continuance perceived.
Amen.

Souce: Miles Coverdale

Source of this version: https://thevalueofsparrows.com/tag/patience-2/

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Give Us Patience

coverdaleGive us patience and steadfastness in adversity,
strengthen our weakness,
comfort us in trouble and distress,
help us to fight;
grant that in true obedience and satisfaction of mind
we may give over our own wills
to you our Father in all things,
according to the example of your beloved Son;
that in adversity we grudge not,
but offer up ourselves to you without contradiction….
Give us a willing and cheerful mind,
that we may gladly suffer and bear all things for your sake.

Souce: Miles Coverdale

Source of this version: Modified from http://fubar.com/s/bp4/681/

Original in traditional English:

Give us patience and steadfastness in adversity,
strengthen our weakness,
comfort us in trouble and distress,
help us to fight;
grant unto us
that in true obedience and satisfaction of mind
we may give over our own wills
unto thee our Father in all things,
according to the example of thy beloved Son;
that in adversity we grudge not,
but offer up ourselves unto thee without contradiction….
Give us a willing and cheerful mind,
that we may gladly suffer and bear all things for thy sake.

Source of this version: http://fubar.com/s/bp4/681/

 

 

Draw Our Hearts to You

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O Lord Jesus Christ, draw our hearts to you;
join them together in inseparable love,
that we may abide in you and you in us,
and that the everlasting covenant between us may stand sure forever.

Let the fiery darts of your love pierce through
all our slothful members and inward powers,
that we, being happily wounded,
may so become whole and sound.

Let us have no lover but yourself alone;
let us seek no joy nor comfort except in you.

Souce: Miles Coverdale

Source of this version: Modified from http://marccortez.com/2014/01/19/prayer-sunday-miles-coverdale/

Original in traditional English:

O Lord Jesus Christ, draw thou our hearts unto thee;
join them together in inseparable love,
that we may abide in thee and thou in us,
and that the everlasting covenant between us may stand sure for ever.

Let the fiery darts of thy love pierce through
all our slothful members and inward powers,
that we, being happily wounded,
may so become whole and sound.

Let us have no lover but thyself alone;
let us seek no joy nor comfort except in thee.

“draw our hearts to you” is a reference to Song of Solomon 1:4

“that we may abide in you and you in us” is a reference to John 15:4-7