The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us. O come, let us worship. Alleluia
Laurie Gudim. Jesus and the Beloved Disciple.
A. H. Bullen, “In Honour of St John,” from A Christmas Garland (London: Nimmo, 1885), 202-4.
In honour of Saint John we thus
Our bacon hogs are full and fat
And I will fetch your water in
The cloves and mace and gallant plums
Good master, stand my loving friend,
Then I shall thank my dame therefore,
Merciful Lord, cast your bright beams of light upon the Church: that, being enlightened by the teaching of your blessed apostle and evangelist Saint John, we may so walk in the light of your truth that we may at last attain to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ your incarnate Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Johann Heinrich Rolle (1716-85). Psalm 97: Der Herr ist König. Sächsisches Vocalensemble, dir. Matthias Jung.
May the Lord, who has called out of darkness into his marvellous light, bless us and fill us with peace. Amen.