Mennonite Benediction

Here’s a 16th century benediction, from Menno Simons. 


All you who have tasted the kindness of the Lord, love Him.
The Lord keeps the upright.
Be of good cheer, and doubt not;
for the Lord will strengthen your souls,
all who patiently wait for His coming.
The Lord reigneth, let the people tremble;
he sitteth between the cherubim; let the earth be moved.

— Menno Simons, in a letter to John of Leiden (1535).  Posted on Rusty Parts, a blog by Isaac (a Mennonite pastor), and Jason (a web developer and church intern).