Here’s a morning hymn that goes to Slane, to reflect the clothing and armour bits of Ephesians 6 and Colossians 3. A bit rough and ready, because I needed it for something in a hurry. Suggestions for improvement are most welcome!
Morning by morning you call us anew
To live each day faithfully, following you,
you bless us and keep us and stay by our side:
our friend and companion, our guardian and guide.
As we rejoice in the gift of this day,
prepare us in heart, mind, and body, we pray,
to seek out your presence in every new place,
and join in your work of redemption and grace.
This is is the armour of Jesus our Lord:
The truth for a belt, and your word for a sword,
Salavtion our helmet, and shoes for our feet
to help us bring peace to the people we meet.
Clothe us with kindness, compassion and care,
with patient forgiveness, in meekness and prayer,
We’ll wrap all your world in a mantle of love,
in tune with the love-song of heaven above.