Saturday, July 21, 2012
Embrace the golden splendor
where it breaks
From folds of god-like garments. The shimmering
Harvest of my friends around me ripens in
The light reflected from the light which falls
Upon the broadening crowd. Breathe in reverence!
And whisper wondering, life-awakening words;
Living words inspired by rising beauty.
Contagious witness, praise, ripples the field
Of souls; praise at their glimpse of One enthroned:
“World-Making-Saving-Word”! The unity,
Redemption’s tide, where love and justice meet,
With wounded hands, to bring the ransomed home
Begins the chorus. Sung from one heart,
It spirals to an all-including round,
Resurging, swelling on, in waves of time;
And to the beat of ages echoing.
So, in the Lord’s eternal feast, the share
Of glory, joy, and praise will always grow.