Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – Twenty-Second 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:
Psalm 98

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

I sing to use the Waiting
Emily Dickinson

I sing to use the Waiting
My Bonnet but to tie
And shut the Door unto my House
No more to do have I

Till His best step approaching
We journey to the Day
And tell each other how We sang
To Keep the Dark away.

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

CONTEMPORARY POEM:

XCVIII Cantate Domino
Malcolm Guite

SNIPPET:

For Christ himself will shine as the true ark,
The holy one between the cherubim,
In his right hand and holy arm the mark
And imprint of the wounds we gave to him

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