Moments of great calm,
Kneeling before an altar
Of wood in a stone church
In summer, waiting for the God
To speak; the air a staircase
For silence; the sun’s light
Ringing me, as though I acted
A great rôle. And the audiences
Still; all that close throng
Of spirits waiting, as I,
For the message.
Prompt me, God;
But not yet. When I speak,
Though it be you who speak
Through me, something is lost.
— R. S. Thomas
Holy God, we look for you, we long for you
Let us see that you come among us;
make us aware of your presence
and grant us a glimpse off your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
—David Adam. Glimpses of Glory, SPCK, 2000.
Justice, mercy and peace
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House on Sand (2011) Emily Voorhies
Peter Warlock. Bethlehem Down. Choir of Kings's College, Cambridge.
May the Lord, when he comes, find us watching and waiting. Amen.