Monday, February 25, 2013

The Second Sunday of Lent

Yesterday as we lit the second candle for the second Sunday of Lent we contemplated Jesus words:   "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (John 8:12)


Apt words on a cold, dark day!

At the evening service we sang sang:

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes

And  Heavenly Sunlight:

Shadows around me, shadows above me,
Never conceal my Savior and guide;
He is the light, in Him is no darkness;
Ever I’m walking close to His side.

I wish we had sung this one:

Thou, whose almighty Word
Chaos and darkness heard,
And took their flight;
Hear us, we humbly pray,
And, where the Gospel’s day
Sheds not its glorious ray,
   Let there be light!

Thou, who didst come to bring
On Thy redeeming wing
Healing and sight,
Health to the sick in mind,
Sight to the inly blind,
O now, to all mankind,
   Let there be light!

Spirit of truth and love,
Life giving, holy Dove,
Speed forth Thy flight;
Move on the water’s face
Bearing the lamp of grace,
And, in earth’s darkest place,
   Let there be light!

Blessèd and holy Three,
Glorious Trinity,
Wisdom, love, might!
Boundless as ocean’s tide,
Rolling in fullest pride,
Through the world far and wide,
    Let there be light!

- John Marriott (Sung to DORT)

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