Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – 2nd Week of Easter (Year A)

Lectionary Poetry Lent Week 1

Each week we carefully curate a collection of  poems that resonate with the lectionary readings for that week (Narrative Lectionary and Revised Common Lectionary).
 
 

*** Narrative Lectionary ***

Lectionary Reading: Matthew 28:16-20

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Charles Wesley

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King:
peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
with th’angelic hosts proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King”

Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold him come,
offspring of the Virgin’s womb:
veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
hail th’incarnate Deity,
pleased with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus, our Immanuel.

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King”

Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
born that we no more may die,
born to raise us from the earth,
born to give us second birth.

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King”

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



 
 

CONTEMPORARY POEM:

I will be with you
Malcolm Guite

SNIPPET:

And with you through the shadow and the pain.
Our God with us, you leave and yet remain

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