Comfort Words by St. Augustine

04.29.20 | Stories, Stories of Hope

    May these words from St. Augustine give us comfort during this pandemic:

    Watch, O Lord,
    with those who wake,
    or watch or weep tonight,
    and give your angels charge
    over those who sleep.

    Tend your sick ones,
    O Lord Jesus Christ;
    rest your weary ones;
    bless your dying ones;
    soothe your suffering ones;
    pity your afflicted ones;
    shield your joyous ones;
    and all for your love’s sake.

    Ola Gjeilo, Norwegian-American composer, set this text to music (our choirs have performed this on two different occasions in the past). Watch the video recording below performed by the Phoenix Chorale:

    Stan Wicks, Director of Worship Music and the Arts