Joy F. Patterson (b. 1931), of Wassau, Wisconsin, is an elder in the Presbyterian Church who has written many texts and tunes; twenty-nine are collected in Come, You People of the Promise (Hope Publishing, Co., 1994); another collection, Teach Our Eyes New Ways of Seeing, was published in 2005 (Selah). Patterson has enjoyed a varied career as a French professor, homemaker, and claim representative for the Social Security Administration.
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Call to Confession:
Remember that our Lord Jesus Christ
is able to sympathize with us in our weaknesses.
In every respect he was tempted as we are,
yet without sin.
Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with
so that we may receive mercy
and find grace to help in time of need.