Last week I received this email from Jan Scott.
I have a lovely prayer that was set to music by the niece (?) of a stalwart deceased member of OFBC. I have sung it long while ago at LABC. It is a favorite of mine and especially at this time of year. I share the lyrics here:
Lord, now that spring’s in the world and every tulips a cup
filled with the wine of Thy Love – Lift Thou me up.
Raise Thou my heart as flow’rs rise to greet the glory of
day, with soul as clean as lilies are, and white as they.
Let me not fear the darkness now, since life and light break thru’ Thy tomb!
Teach me that doubts no more oppress, no more consume.
Show me Thou art April, Lord, and Thou the flow’rs and the grass
Then when awake the soft spring winds, I’ll hear thee pass, I’ll hear Thee pass
These lovely words reflect well the hope of Lamentations 3: 22-24, the biblical text we will consider in Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study this morning – “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness, ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.'”
Because of this close fit I have asked to sing Jan as part of our morning gathering. If you would like to listen in please join us at 10:30.