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Lectionary Poetry – 6th Sunday of Easter (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).
 
 

*** Revised Common Lectionary ***

Lectionary Reading:
Acts 10:44-48

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

The Gift of Tongues
John Henry Newman

ONCE cast with men of language strange
And foreign-moulded creed,
I mark’d their random converse change,
And sacred themes succeed.

Oh, how I coveted the gift
To thread their mingled throng
Of sounds, then high my witness lift
But weakness chain’d my tongue.

Lord! has our dearth of faith and prayer
Lost us this power once given
Or is it sent at seasons rare
And then flits back to heaven?

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

Baptism
Hieu Minh Nguyen

Snippet:

Convinced she’s in hell
my mother wakes me & begs to be taken
to the lake. Wailing in prayer on the kitchen floor

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