Friday, March 25, 2016
Beneath the shadow of the cross,
As earthly hopes remove,
A new commandment Jesus gives --
The blessed word of love.
O bond of union, strong and deep!
O bond of perfect peace!
Not e'en the lifted cross can harm
If we but hold to this.
Then, Jesus, be thy Spirit ours,
And swift our feet shall move
To deeds that match your sacrifice
And the sweet tasks of love.
Samuel Longfellow, 1848; alt.
Tune: CLAIRVAUX (C.M.)
Herman Adolph Polack, 1910
Three (Liturgical) Years Ago: On a hill far away
Four (Liturgical) Years Ago: Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Five (Liturgical) Years Ago: When I survey the wondrous cross
Six (Liturgical) Years Ago: Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended?
Six (Calendar) Years Ago: The Feast of the Annunciation
Seven (Liturgical) Years Ago: There is a green hill far away
Seven (Calendar) Years Ago: Godfrey Thring
Eight (Calendar) Years Ago: The Feast of the Annunciation