Onwards And Upwards

Tune: Anima Christi

('Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast')

2 Thessalonians 2 v.13-17


God has from the beginning chosen you

To salvation, shall sanctify you true

Set you apart from evil and misdeeds

By His Spirit, as day by day He leads


And too through belief in the truth, where to

He called you by the gospel, even you

To the obtaining of the glory, see

Of our Lord Jesus Christ eternally


Therefore, stand fast, and hold to the teachings

Which you have been taught, they the traditions

Whether you were taught in word or have read

What things that be, what our Lord did and said


No our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and too

God, even our Father, who loves anew

And who has given us everlasting

Consolation, food hope, grace in each thing


May He comfort your hearts, and establish

You in every good word and work and wish

So growing in Him, awaiting the day

Of His return, then ever with Him stay



  • Teddy.15

    Yes a lovely way to start Sunday morning 💖

    • orchidee

      Thanks Teddy.

    • Saxon Crow

      Ive never asked Orchi. But why do you write all these hymns? Serious question because it's really cool.

      • orchidee

        Thanks SC. It's my Christian faith and beliefs, I suppose, and a bit of a repertoire of hymns that I know the tune to. I can't write music though. They, and occasional nutty poems, seem to be my genres.

      • Neville

        I have a poor sense of direction, but, is there any other way ................... N 🙂

        • orchidee

          Thanks N. Well, I suppose we could go Backwards and Downwards. I've saw someone carrying shopping walking backwards. Probably practising for The Annual 5 km Walking Backwards Race!

        • Brother Jacob

          Lovely write Orchi God bless you and have a blessed and wonderful week! (:

          • orchidee

            Thanks J.

          • Goldfinch60

            Good one Orchi.

            • orchidee

              Thanks Gold.

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