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Hymn for the Fifth Sunday in Epiphany

The Epistle for the Fifth Sunday in Epiphany (which we don’t always get to, but this year Easter is very late) is as follows:

Therefore, as God’s People, consecrated and dear to him, clothe yourselves with tenderness of heart, kindliness, humility, gentleness, forbearance; Bearing with one another, and, when there is any ground for complaint, forgiving one another freely. As the Master freely forgave you, so you must forgive one another. Over all these virtues put on love; for that is the girdle which makes all complete. Let the Peace that the Christ gives decide all doubts within your hearts; for you also were called to the enjoyment of peace as members of one Body. And show yourselves thankful. Let the Message of the Christ dwell in your minds in all its wealth, bringing all wisdom with it. Teach and admonish one another with psalms, and hymns, and sacred songs, full of the loving-kindness of God, lifting your hearts in song to him. And, whatever you say or do, do everything in the Name of the Lord Jesus; and through him offer thanksgiving to God the father. (Colossians 3:12-17, Positive Infinity New Testament.)

A very nice musical rendition of this is the “Hymn from Colossians,” from the School Sisters of Notre Dame’s album Choose Life.  You can hear it with the YouTube link below.


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