The Worship Quote of the Week for (05/06/1997):

Thirteenth-Century Prayer
Today's WORSHIP QUOTE OF THE WEEK is the prayer of St. Richard of Chichester.
One can easily see that "Day by Day," the familiar song from the musical
GODSPELL, is based on this ancient prayer.


Thanks be to Thee my Lord Jesus Christ
For all the benefits which Thou hast given me;
For all the pains and insults Thou hast borne for me.
O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
May I know Thee more clearly;
Love Thee more dearly;
And follow Thee more nearly. Amen.

- St. Richard of Chichester (1197-1253), who was Bishop of Chichester from
1245 to 1253.

A modern-language version of this beautiful prayer was featured in a recent
issue of REFORMED WORSHIP magazine (RW 43, March 1997). I have been a happy
subscriber to RW since the earliest issues over 10 years ago. The quarterly
journal is full of musical ideas, graphic images for bulletins and banners,
and a host of articles on many aspects of worship planning for local

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Have a great week,
Chip Stam