The Rev. Casey dunsworth

serves as Associate Campus Pastor to the Belfry, the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis

and as Program Director for LEVN, the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network.

I take back *some* of what I've said about Augustine.

St. Augustine wrote this lovely prayer, which the great Marty Haugen put to beautiful music. We sang it every Lenten Wednesday at my home BLC, and this week at Hope we sang it as well. Haven't been able to get it out of my head since. There's no recording on YouTube (what a shocker -- liturgical music is usually so popular hahaha) so here are just the lyrics. I hope you know it and then get it stuck in your head. Or maybe just know that you're part of it.

Watch, oh Lord, with all those awake this night.
Watch, oh Lord, with all those who weep.
Give your angels and saints charge over all who sleep.

Tend your ailing ones in your love, Lord.
Rest your weary ones in your love, Lord.
Bless your dying ones in your love, oh Lord of all.

Soothe your suffering ones in your love, Lord.
Heal afflicted ones in your love, Lord.
Shield your joyous ones in your love, oh Lord of all.

Hold your grieving ones in your love, Lord.
Raise your fallen ones in your love, Lord.
Mend your broken ones in your love, oh Lord of all.

Guard your little ones in your love, Lord.
Guide your searching ones in your love, Lord.
Grant us all your peace in your love, oh Lord of all.

Watch, oh Lord, with all those awake this night.
Watch, oh Lord, with all those who weep.
Give your angels and saints charge over all who sleep.

Amen.

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