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Lectionary Poetry – 4th Sunday in Lent (Year B)

Lectionary Poetry Trinity Sunday

With the dawn of a new church year, we have launched a new feature on our website, a weekly post of poetry that resonates with the lectionary readings for that week (Revised Common Lectionary).
 
 

*** Narrative Lectionary ***

Lectionary Reading:
Luke 16:19-31

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

Upon Lazarus His Teares.
Richard Crashaw

O happy Lazarus! richer in thy tears
Than he who midst his riches purple wears.
Hell’s purple flames red-glowing shall be his:
Ah, then how shall he count thy tears a bliss!

*** This poem is in the public domain, 
  and may be read in a live-streamed worship service.
 
 
CONTEMPORARY POEM:

Still Falls the Rain
Edith Sitwell

SNIPPET:


Still falls the Rain
At the feet of the Starved Man hung upon the Cross,
Christ that each day, each night, nails there, have mercy on us –
On Dives and on Lazarus:
Under the Rain the sore and the gold are as one.

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