Saturday, 29 August 2015

Friday, 28 August 2015

Thursday, 27 August 2015

THE FIFTH DAY

The Guite Connection


To Him belongs the height
And creatures that take flight;
The deep belongs to Him
And all that bask or swim.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

THE FOURTH DAY

Here's the link.

The Sun is set in place
To rule in grace;
The Moon throughout the night
Reflects its light.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

THE THIRD DAY

Malcolm Guite link

Why do we see the spacious plain
Fruitfully yield?
Because the solitary Grain
Fell in the field.

Monday, 24 August 2015

THE SECOND DAY

Link to Malcolm Guite.

And my small response:

The One who set the firmament
In its fit place
As come in flesh was in its tent
In lowly grace.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

THE FIRST DAY

Malcolm Guite has written roundels for the seven days of creation; this is the first of my little responses.  His First Day is here.

Earth lay in death and strife
And darkness then
One came in whom was life
The Light of men.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

THE JOURNEY

If the lamb's blood around the door
Was answer to immediate need
God strengthened for what lay before:
They had the lamb on which to deed.
Christ has not only set me free
But been the food to nourish me.

God overwhelmed the Egyptians first
So that the victory was complete
Then satisfied His people's thirst
By water wood He showed made sweet.
Because Christ died to make me free
"Christ" sweetens what refreshes me.

Since the brass serpent held their gaze
Though serpent-bitten they could live
And reach soon, in Jehovah's ways,
The well He promised He would give.
Sin in the flesh has been condemned;
The Spirit's grace has been unstemmed.

The Jordan's flooding waters found
A force that they could not withstand,
And once they crossed it on dry ground
They ate the old corn of the land.
Christ and His cross have made me whole,
And Christ in glory feeds my soul.