In preparing for our Easter season choir concert, I’ve been reading poetry by 18th century English poet Christopher Smart. The poet seems to capture the all-encompassing awe, beauty and brilliance of the Almighty, which is being newly trumpeted again to the world through Easter celebrations.
From the universal…..
We sing of God, the mighty source
of all things; the stupendous force
on which all strength depends;
from whose right arm, beneath whose eyes,
all period, power and enterprise
commences, reigns and ends.
To the most intricate beauties…..
For the flowers are great blessings.
For the flowers have their angels,
Even the words of God’s creation.
For the flower glorifies God
And the root parries the adversary.
For there is a language of flowers.
For the flowers are peculiarly
The poetry of Christ.
Wishing a blessed and joyful Easter season to all!
[Texts from Christopher Smart’s We sing of God, the mighty source & Jubilate Agno]