Reveal among us the light of your presence, that we may behold your power and glory.
Readings (Click the links to see the readings)
James Tennent Lyon (1836-1872). Stained glass of the parable of the lost sheep (1865).
Trinity Church, Irvine, Ayrshire, now in the Stained Glass Museum at Ely Cathedral, Cambridge.
The God We Hardly Knew
No one can celebrate
God of Peace, when greed forgets compassion, when ideology forgets humanity, and when corruption forgets innocence, help us to remember your free gift of grace, your way of generosity and integrity of life. Enable us by your Spirit of Peace to live fully into the vision of your reign on earth as in heaven. (ABM)
A 1918 Victor recording by Harry McClaskey (Henry Burr 1882-1941) of the 1874 Ira Sankey hymn "The Ninety and Nine." (Matthew 18.12-14) —to verses by Elizabeth C. Clephane (Scotland, 1830-1869). Yes, it is schmaltzy! but an insight into popular religious music of just a century ago.
There were ninety and nine that safely lay
But the Shepherd made answer: "This of Mine
And all through the mountains, thunder-riven,