I stood on the walls of the city that day, I couldn’t bear to be any closer. When they took him I ran, I hid the whole night, frightened even of my shadow hardly daring to breathe, let alone sleep. I heard the crowd long
The poems are written by many people, some famous, some members of the Church Family. The words can help us to think about how we can live out our lives as friends and followers of Jesus – “Disciples” is the word the Bible uses for that.
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This is my body, the living bread, Take it and eat it, the saviour said. Each time you eat it, remember Me, I gave my body to set you free. This is my blood, the fruit of the vine, My blood was shed to make
Where are the crowds, The people waving branches and palms? Church buildings sit in silence, No procession or singing of hosanna, And yet, listen…. Voices in homes lifting praise, Folding palm crosses in living rooms, Waving and jumping and shouting, Hosanna to the King! And
Thus poem is based on the event recorded in Matthew chapter 17, often called The Transfiguration. I don’t want to go Lord. The mountaintop is where I want to be With you in your Glory With Moses and Elijah I don’t want to go Lord.
Yes, the storm rages around you As it raged around the twelve on the sea of Galilee. But today I am not asleep. I am walking with you Along the path I have called you to walk. The narrow way The path of holiness The
Wherever you go, I’ll go with you. Wherever you walk, I’ll be there Wherever the road takes you, I will lead you Wherever you wander, I will bring you home Whenever you stumble, I will support you Whenever you fall, I will raise you up
I cannot help think That God is not as concerned With where we are As with how far we have come. And I wonder if God is less interested In the speed of our journey, And more concerned With the direction we are facing. And
This poem is a slightly different version to the one Jesus tells in Luke 14:15-24. A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he asked his supervisor to tell everyone who had been invited “Come
A setting of the words of the Nunc Dimittis and the story of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple from Luke chapter 2, to the tune of “Aurelia”, often used for the hymn “The Church’s one Foundation”. Lord, Lettest thou thy servant Depart his
Going through the motions, But is there more to life? I’d never stopped to question, ‘Till it kept me up at night. My head was full of questions Like it’d never been before. How I’d lived without the answers Was a mystery, I’m sure! Where