dispatches to and from

nathan f. elmore

Creative writing on faith, culture, and things in between

We May Attain


From the Episcopal hymn book


{Hymn #142}


Lord, who throughout these forty days for us didst fast and pray,

teach us with thee to mourn our sins, and close by thee to stay.


And through these days of penitence, and through thy Passiontide,

yea, evermore, in life and death, Jesus! with us abide.


Abide with us, that so, this life of suffering over-past,

an Easter of unending joy we may attain at last!