Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

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 ***

Lectionary Reading:
Exodus 32:7-14 and Psalm 51:1-10


 
 
CLASSIC POEM:

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
Frederick Faber

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy,
like the wideness of the sea.
There’s a kindness in God’s justice,
which is more than liberty.

There is welcome for the sinner,
and more graces for the good.
There is mercy with the Savior,
there is healing in his blood.

But we make God’s love too narrow
by false limits of our own,
and we magnify its strictness
with a zeal God will not own.

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

 
 

CONTEMPORARY POEM:

Judica me, Domine
Malcolm Guite

SNIPPET:

That I may find my peace in all he wills
I call on him in faith, to judge for me,

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