Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – Fourth 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:
Isaiah 66:10-14 and Psalm 66:1-9

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

Somehow not only for Christmas
John Greenleaf Whittier

Somehow not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.

And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart’s possessing
Returns to make you glad.

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

CONTEMPORARY POEM:

Jubilate Deo
Malcolm Guite

SNIPPET:

In the rich valley of the resurrection
The jubilate deo will resound
A jubilant rejoicing in perfection.

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