Saturday, March 28, 2015

Palm Sunday 2015

Hosanna, loud hosanna, the little children sang;
 Through pillared court and temple the lovely anthem rang.  
To Jesus, who had blessed them close folded to His breast,  
The children sang their praises, the simplest and the best.
From Olivet they followed mid an exultant crowd,  
The victor palm branch waving, and chanting clear and loud.  
The Lord of men and angels rode on in lowly state,  
Nor scorned that little children should on His bidding wait.
“Hosanna in the highest!” that ancient song we sing,  
For Christ is our Redeemer, the Lord of Heaven our king.  
O may we ever praise Him with heart and life and voice,  
And in His blissful presence eternally rejoice! .
..Jeanette Threlfall image

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The God whom earth and sea and sky...

The God whom earth and sea and sky
Adore and laud and magnify,
Whose might they own, whose praise they swell,
In Mary's womb vouchsafed to dwell.
The Lord whom sun and moon obey,
Whom all things serve from day to day,
Was by the Holy Ghost conceived
Of her who through his grace believed.
How blessed that Mother, in whose shrine
The world's Creator, Lord divine,
Whose hand contains the earth and sky,
Once deigned, as in his ark, to lie.
Blessed in the message Gabriel brought,
Blessed by the work the Spirit wrought;
From whom the great Desire of earth
Took human flesh and human birth.
O Lord, the Virgin-born, to thee
Eternal praise and glory be,
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Ghost for evermore.
...Fortunatus image