Sunday, April 13, 2014

Christ Lives: An Oratorio in Terza Rima

Palm Sunday is the day we sing and praise,
—with voices pouring joyful from our hearts—
the life of Christ, his teachings and his ways.

From long, devoted practice on our parts
—the notes, the harmonies that join and blend,
the exits, entrances, and seating charts—

the music that we offer will ascend
and carry with it all we think we are,
until at last we come to comprehend

the Object of our love is not so far
off as we think—for now we sense the rays
are shining round us: Bethlehem’s bright star.

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