Kirkepiscatoid

Random and not so random musings from a 5th generation NE Missourian who became a 1st generation Episcopalian. Let the good times roll!

 
(The first crocuses of Spring 2013 make their appearance at my house)

On this glorious Easter Day of 2013, I thought I'd rework my favorite canticle for Morning Prayer, "A Song of Creation."  Alleluia!  Christ is risen!  Looks like my home in the country is also having a bit of a resurrection, too!

A Song of Creation (for early spring in northeast Missouri)
(Modeled after Canticle 12, p. 88, BCP)

Invocation 

Glorify the Lord, all you works of the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 

I    The Cosmic Order
 
Glorify the Lord, you blustery winds of spring, *
    O skies and lakes and ponds and rivers.
Constellations and planets, glorify the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 

Glorify the Lord, sparkling dew and thick frost, *
    O fog and snow and rain.
Robins and goldfinches, glorify the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, you flowers and green grass, *
    Who peek out from winter’s brown death.
Crocuses and daffodils, glorify the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 

Glorify the Lord, O inclement weather, *
    O sticky mud and late March snowstorm.
Thunderheads and north winds, glorify the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 

II    The Earth and its Creatures 

Let the earth glorify the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O pastures and hills,
and all that awakens to grow upon the earth, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O creek banks and gullies, *
    O frogs and crawdads and tadpoles.
Mosquito and wood tick, glorify the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O raccoons and possums *
    and all you cattle and sheep.
O country folk and city folk, glorify the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 

III    The People of God 

Let the people of God glorify the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O lay people and ordained, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 

Glorify the Lord, O spirits and souls of God’s people, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Poor folk and rich folk, glorify the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 

 Doxology 

Let us glorify the Lord: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

1 comments:

Happy and Blessed Easter to you, my friend!

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