The Venerable Bede

The Venerable Bede Translates John

The Venerable Bede Translates John by James Doyle Penrose (1862-1932)

O God, the light of our fathers, the rock of their whole strength: Grant us, with thy servant Saint Bede, all diligence to study the noble works thou didst in their days, that we may discern and trust thy power in our own; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

Heavenly father, who didst call thy servant Bede, while still a child, to devote his life to thy service in the disciplines of religion and scholarship: Grant that as he laboured in the Spirit to bring the riches of thy truth to his generation, so we, in our various vocations, may strive to make thee known in all the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

¶ Or this:

Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that, as the Venerable Bede, living his whole life in retirement from the world, never ceased his diligence in prayer and study: So we, laying aside all discontent and idleness, may cheerfully perform the work which thou givest us to do; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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