Day Thirty Six, Tuesday in Holy Week


Kneeler 124

John 12

Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks.

21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."

22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.

23 Jesus answered them, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.

24 Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

25 Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

26 Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honour.


Now the green blade rises
from the buried grain,
wheat that in dark earth
many days has lain:
love lives again,
that with the dead has been:

         Love has come again,
         like wheat that springs up green


In the grave they laid him,
love whom hate had slain,
thinking that he never
would awake again,
laid in the earth,
like grain that sleeps unseen.

         Love has come again,
         like wheat that springs up green

……

When our hearts are wintry,
grieving, or in pain,
then your touch can call us
back to life again — fields of our hearts
that dead and bare have been:

         Love has come again,
         like wheat that springs up green


Together in Song no. 382, words by John Macleod Campbell Crum


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