St. Thomas the Apostle.
Almighty God, forevermore the same,
eternal praise be rendered to Thy name;
most Good, most Wise, who sufferest the ill,
and out of darkness light art bringing still!
Thou suffered’st doubt with thickest mist to cloud
the holy Thomas with its midnight shroud,
that by his unbelief Thy Church at large
might learn to profit from Thy solemn charge!
And to confirm our faith and lead us right,
Christ’s sacred wounds were bared before his sight:
by that remembrance be our hearts so moved,
that our faith never may be thus reproved.
Not that we would not see Him! let us wait,
that when it please Him to assume His state,
the clouds his chariot, and His robe the light,
thou may’st receive us who believe aright:
Hear us, O God! be to Thy people near,
through the same Jesus Christ, in holy fear:
ascribe we honor, majesty to Thee,
Father, Son, Spirit, glorious Trinity.
|Text||attr. Eliza Humphreys|
arr. N Montani
Almighty and everliving God, who for the more confirmation of the faith didst suffer thy holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in thy Son's resurrection; grant us so perfectly, and without all doubt, to believe in thy Son Jesus Christ, that our faith in thy sight may never be reproved. Hear us, O Lord, through the same Jesus Christ, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honor and glory, now and for evermore. Amen.