Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Thoughts



People, Look East

Words and Music: Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965), 1928

People, look east. The time is near
Of the crowning of the year.
Make your house fair as you are able,
Trim the hearth and set the table.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the guest, is on the way.

Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare,
One more seed is planted there:
Give up your strength the seed to nourish,
That in course the flower may flourish.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the rose, is on the way.

Birds, though you long have ceased to build,
Guard the nest that must be filled.
Even the hour when wings are frozen
God for fledging time has chosen.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the bird, is on the way.

Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim
One more light the bowl shall brim,
Shining beyond the frosty weather,
Bright as sun and moon together.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the star, is on the way.

Angels, announce with shouts of mirth
Christ who brings new life to earth.
Set every peak and valley humming
With the word, the Lord is coming.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the Lord, is on the way.

Luke 2:13-14
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

3 Cowgurls said:

Hollace said...

I don't know this song, but I want to find the melody. It has lovely words and tender sentiments. I usually know the hymns you put in for Sundays and I love them...they're the old favorites I grew up with. But this is a new one to me.

debianne said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiEPXapXa-s&feature=related

Here is a link so you can enjoy hearing the music and words for this hymn.

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