Sonnets to enhance the Lectionary
Introduction to the Gospel for Lent
The Time is Now
No more the deluge washing hope away,
No more the cosmic punishment descends
No more the downward droop, the future's bend
but open heavens, the eternal Day!
Creator Spirit bursts the covering sky
a gentle dove, yet power beyond the telling.
A love to glorify ! All evil quelling;
all ills to heal, all good again is neigh.
The time is now; the gift is here this day!
Repent! Quick comes the Good News on its way!
[Year B - Lent 1]
Archdeacon Harold Macdonald
Lyrics: When Jesus Came
Background tune: The Water is Wide
Sonnets to Enhance the Lectionary
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