shine (vb)
The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
Numbers 6:24-26
Church of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God, Moscow. © Priest Maxim Massalitin, Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 2.0.
thy (determiner)
LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
Psalm 26:8
Church of the panagia Ekatontapyliani, Paros, Greece. © Olaf Tausch, Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0.
bright (adj.)
I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
Revelation 22:16
Church of the Panagia Ekatontapyliani, Paros, Greece. © Olaf Tausch, Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0.
them (pron.)
And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.
Mark 9:4
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rest (n.)
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28
Christ giving holy communion to the Twelve, Valaam Monastery, Russia. © Priest Maxim Massalitin, Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 2.0.
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“For centuries the Bible has been a wholesome and strengthening influence in our national life, and it behoves us in these momentous days to turn with renewed faith to this Divine source of comfort and inspiration.”

King George VI

September 15, 1939

“COME unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30.

See also Ecclesiasticus 51:23-27.

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A Prayer of St Bede

AND I pray thee, merciful Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously granted me sweet draughts from the Word which tells of Thee, so wilt Thou, of Thy goodness, grant that I may come at length to Thee, the fount of all wisdom, and stand before Thy face for ever.

St Bede of Monkwearmouth and Jarrow (c. 673-735), at the close of his History of the English Church and People.

Of Christ

CHRIST is that Morning Star
which, when the night of this age is past,
promises to his saints the light of life,
and opens everlasting day.

St Bede of Monkwearmouth and Jarrow (c. 673-735), in his Commentary on the Revelation of St John the Divine.

See posts on this website by or based on the writings of St Bede

Picture: St Peter with the ‘keys of the kingdom’, from a 14th century rood-screen in the parish church at Filby in Norfolk. © Evelyn Simak, Geograph. Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0.