Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Spring - sprung

Now, Christ, Thou Son of Righteousness,
Let dawn our darkened spirits bless,
The light of grace to us restore,
While day to earth returns once more.

Thou who dost give the accepted time,
give, too, a heart that mourns for crime,
let those by mercy now be cured
whom loving kindness long endured.

Spare not, we pray, to send us here
some penance kindly but severe,
so let Thy gift of pardoning grace
our grievous sinfulness efface.

Soon will that day, Thy day, appear
and all things with its brightness cheer:
we will rejoice in it, as we
return thereby to grace, and Thee.

Let all the world from shore to shore
Thee, gracious Trinity, adore;
right soon Thy loving pardon grant,
that we our new-made song may chant. Amen.


Anonymous berenike said...

Yes, that's what I thought. Then at around 1pm everything went dark, and a short blast of snow left everything white again - and it's been snowing gently since :(

7:05 PM  
Blogger Ttony said...

Crocuses and snowdrops are yer harbingers. It's not yer spring yet.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Miss Ellen E. said...

Lovely photos and reading. I usually go around our little garden at this time of year and take similar photos - I'm so thrilled to see the signs of new life after a long winter.

As to 'harbingers' Ttony, in this neck of the woods, I reckon it's the first ice-cream van spotted on the Downs - and I saw him a couple of days ago! :-)

5:57 PM  

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