Consecration and Enthronement

Saturday was our first full day in South Africa and we attended the Consecration and Enthronement of The Venerable Stephen Mosimanegape as the new Bishop of Johannesburg of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. This picture is of the new Bishop (right) with The Most Revd Dr. Thabo Cecil Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town who presided over the ceremony.

The words of the first communion hymn still ring in my ears:

Lord of all power, I give you my will

In joyful obedience your tasks to fulfill

Your bondage is freedom, your service is song,

And, held in your keeping, my weakness is strong.

Lord of all wisdom, I give you my mind,

Rich truth that surpasses man’s knowledge to find.

What eye has not seen and what ear has not heard

Is taught by your Spirit and shines from your word.


Lord of all bounty, I give you my heart;

I praise and adore you for all you impart:

Your love to inspire me, your counsel to guide,

Your presence to cheer me, whatever betide.

Lord of all being, I give you my all;

If e’er I disown you I stumble and fall;

But, sworn in glad service your word to obey,

I walk in your freedom to the end of the day.”


Tune “Slane”---Irish traditional melody

Words Jack Winslow 1882-1974