「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Friday, March 29, 2013

奇妙十架

奇妙十架



Wondrous Cross



原曲 由 Isaac Watts 填詞 (1674-1748),是經已接近 300年前。譯成中文也有多個版本,但其義不變。


奇妙十架歌
每逢思想奇妙十架,銘感救恩,虔誠頂禮,
從前所慕,勢利虛榮,如今願意完全拋棄。

覲見寶架,仰瞻聖範,寸心了解救恩浩大,
莫容我為別事矜誇,生死安危,惟跨十架。

試問眾生曾否見過,憂愁慈愛,和血並流?
愁愛可曾如此相接?荊棘可曾化作冕旒。

救主慈愛,無限高深,盡獻所有,難報主恩;
願負十架,學主犧牲,喝主苦杯,效主求仁。
阿們






今天是《受苦節》不是教徒的朋友,多只是知道今天紀念救主耶穌基督,被羅馬總督 彼拉多 交給猶太人,按照猶太人們的律法審判,結果被釘十字架受害而葬。


而教徒們都知道,耶穌被釘十字架,是為了世人所犯之罪,所作的贖罪活祭,故此信徒們應常念【認罪文】

全能至慈悲之天父
我等離開聖道
錯行如失群之羊
我等常任己意常縱己慾
違背天父之聖法
當為者不為
不當為者反為了
我等實是軟弱無力行善
求上帝按照我主耶穌基督
應許世人之救恩
憐憫我等犯重罪之人
認罪者求主憐憫
悔改者求主赦免
又求至慈悲之父
使我等以後尊奉天父
公義待人安分守己
榮耀天父之聖名
阿們

Almighty and most merciful Father,
we have erred and strayed from
Your ways like lost sheep.
We have followed too much the devices and
desires of our own hearts.
We have offended against Your holy laws.
We have left undone those things which
we ought to have done;
and we have done those things which
we ought not to have done;
and there is nothing good in us.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders.
Spare those, O God, who confess their faults.
Restore those who are penitent;
according to Your promises
declared unto men in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Grant that we may hereafter live a godly,
righteous, and sober life;
to the glory of His name.
Amen




我的舊文:
主尋亡羊歌 ~ There Were Ninety and Nine
普天頌讚 信徒精兵歌 Onward Christian Soldiers (附:使徒信經)
Christ The Lord is Risen Today 基督復生歌 (附:尼吉亞信經)



2 comments:

Ebenezer said...

今日外面天色昏暗,頗有耶穌當年上十架時的氣氛。

The Inner Space said...

以便兄:各各他髑髅地是在耶路撒冷的一個小山崗!

到了一個地方,名叫髑髏地,他們就在那裏把耶穌釘在十字架上,又釘了兩個犯人:一個在右邊,一個在左邊。 這時,耶穌說:「父啊!赦免他們,因為他們所做的,他們不知道。」士兵就抽籤分他的衣服。







那時大約是正午,全地都黑暗了,直到下午三點鐘,太陽變黑了,殿的幔子從當中裂為兩半。耶穌大聲喊着說:「父啊,我將我的靈交在你手裏!」他說了這話,氣就斷了。