Rest for Those Who Obey Your Word

Image of The Primer in Latin and Englishe (after the vse of Sarum) : with many godlye and deuoute prayers, as in the contentes doth appere. Whereunto is added a playne and godly treatise concerning the Masse, and the blessed Sacramente of the aulter, ...
Title page of the Sarum Primer of 1555, from http://dcc.newberry.org

Lord,
you alone are God,
the gracious and merciful.
You command those who love your name
to cast away all fear and care,
and to lay their burdens on you.
Keep us under your protection,
and give us now and always
that everlasting rest,
which you have promised
to those who obey your word;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Primer of 1555, in Daily Prayer.

Original in traditional English:

Lord, who alone art God, the gracious and merciful; who commandest them that love thy Name to cast away all fear and care, and to lay their burden upon thee: Receive us under thy protection, and give us now and evermore that everlasting rest, which thou hast promised to them that obey thy word; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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pastorstratman

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

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