Make Us Your Temples

6069369723_ee697728eb_z_dGracious Lord,
you hear the sighing of a contrite heart
before it can be uttered.
Make us the temples of your Holy Spirit,
that we may be defended
by the shield of your heavenly goodness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Sarum Rite

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 207 #2

Graphic: Page from an English Psalter, from Flickr, Walters Art Museum, Public Domain.



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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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