My Morning Star

My Morning Star

O Christ, our morning star, Splendour of light eternal, Shining with the glory of the rainbow. Come and waken us From the greyness of our apathy, And renew in us Your gift of hope.   Venerable Bede...
Christmas Check Out

Christmas Check Out

“I’m not looking forward to Christmas,”   The lass on the store check-out cries, Pinging the goods on the rumbling belt – The bread, and the wine, and the pies. I watch, as I stand in the fidgety queue As the lassie enlightens us all....
Flood our Hearts

Flood our Hearts

God of time and God eternal, God beyond millennia; God whose fingerprints reveal you In the atom and the stars:           Flood our hearts with hope and wonder,           Fill us with your healing love.   God, in Jesus, you have lived life, Shared constraints of...
The way into church!

The way into church!

I see a door, a multitude near by, In creed and quarrel, sure disciples all! Gladly they would, they say, enter the hall, But cannot, the stone threshold is so high….   But see, one comes; he listens to the voice; Careful he wipes his weary dusty feet! The...
Hope in the storms of life

Hope in the storms of life

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without words, And never stops at all. And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I’ve heard it in the chilliest...