Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday's Greeting


Glorious Lord, I give you greeting!
Let the church and the chancel praise you.
Let the chancel and the church praise you.
Let the plain and hillside praise you.
Let the world's three well-springs praise you.
Two above wind and one above land.
Let the dark and the daylight praise you.
Abraham, founder of the faith, praised you:
Let the life everlasting praise you.
Let the birds and the honeybees praise you.
Let the shorn stems and the shoots praise you.
Both Aaron and Moses praised you:
Let the male and the female praise you.
Let the seven days and the stars praise you.
Let the air and the ether praise you.
Let the books and the letters praise you.
Let the fish in the swift streams praise you.
Let the thought and the action praise you.
Let the sand-grains and the earth-clods praise you.
And I shall praise you, Lord of glory:
Glorious Lord, I give you greeting!

-Welsh, 10th or 11th century


De Waal, E. (1997). 
New York, NY: Doubleday.

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