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18 January 2011 @ 08:42 pm
"Lest we justify some terror / With an antiquated creed."  
 Umm I'm super bored...

Actually really looking forward to going back to school now (despite the snow!). This has seriously never happened to me before. I think I've just managed to block out all the bad parts of last semester and only remember the good parts. I'm also kind of on edge because I'm waiting on an important email and it's taking longer than I would like. And I have nothing else to do, so blehhh. 

But I felt like posting so HERE! Have some beautiful awesome interesting hymn lyrics that I found. I love love love this - seriously, I took forever deciding on a couple lines for the title of this post because I love the whole thing. I know the ones I picked are really random but I like that part so oh well. :P I've never actually heard this hymn though. 

"Praise the Source of Faith and Learning"

Praise the source of faith and learning
Who has sparked and stoked the mind
With a passion for discerning
How the world has been designed.
Let the sense of wonder flowing
From the wonders we survey
Keep our faith forever growing
And renew our need to pray:

God of wisdom, we acknowledge
That our science and our art
And the breadth of human knowledge
Only partial truth impart.
Far beyond our calculation
Lies a depth we cannot sound
Where your purpose for creation
And the pulse of life are found.

May our faith redeem the blunder
Of believing that our thought
Has displaced the grounds for wonder
Which the ancient prophets taught.
May our learning curb the error
Which unthinking faith can breed
Lest we justify some terror
With an antiquated creed.

As two currents in a river
Fight each others’ undertow
‘Til converging they deliver
One coherent steady flow.
Blend, O God, our faith and learning
‘Til they carve a single course
While they join as one returning
Praise and thanks to you their source.

---Thomas H. Troeger (born 1945)
Copy&pasted straight from this blog

Sorry this is boring if you don't like hymns. :P
Have a good Wednesday! (or whenever you read this)