Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – First Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Lectionary Poetry Advent

We continue our weekly series of poetry that resonates with the lectionary readings for the week (Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary).



 
 

*** Revised Common Lectionary ***


Lectionary Reading:
Psalm 122

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

Jerusalem
William Blake


And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon Englands mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On Englands pleasant pastures seen!

And did the Countenance Divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold:
Bring me my arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!

I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In Englands green & pleasant Land.

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



 
 

CONTEMPORARY POEM:

Psalm 122:1 (part one)
Rachel G. Hackenberg

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One Comment

  1. I so appreciate this. Thank you!