|The five minute hymn..........|
And he really did it in five minutes flat! Think on that Andrew Lloyd Webber!
It is a most poetical hymn, actually.
The Protestant church, and most especially, its Anglican wing, has quite a portfolio of what might be called 'good' music and this simple hymn is no exception.
It is, I believe, a most moving 'poem' that may be a source of comfort to those who are bedridden and in the last few years of their life on earth.
What do you think? Of the words, I mean.......are you moved by them?
I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give Thee back the life I owe,
That in Thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.
O Light, that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to Thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in Thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.
O Joy, that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to Thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain
That morn shall tearless be.
O Cross, that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from Thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.
Note: We return to Catholic affairs tomorrow!