Friday, April 6, 2012


i spent three hours at the new york city DMV today.  came home and had to have a moment to erase the afternoon from my memory... then pulled out my valley of vision.  our good friday service is tonight and in readying my heart for reflection upon what this day actually means in history, and more specifically to me personally, i found this prayer and wanted to share it with you all.

calvary's anthem

heavenly father,
thou hast led me singing to the cross
where i fling down all my burdens and see them vanish,
where my mountains of guilt are levelled to a plain,
where my sins disappear, though they are the greatest that exist,
and are more in number than the grains of fine sand;

for there is power in the blood of Calvary
to destroy sins more than can be counted
even by one from the choir of heaven.
thou hast given me a hill-side spring
that washed clear and white,
and i go as a sinner to its waters,
bathing without hindrance in its crystal streams.

at the cross there is free forgiveness for poor and meek ones,
and ample blessings that last for ever;
the blood of the lamb is like a great river of infinite grace
with never any diminishing of its fullness
as thirsty ones without number drink of it.

o lord, for ever will thy free forgiveness live
that was gained on the mount of blood;
in the midst of a world of pain it is a subject for praise in every place,
a song on earth, an anthem in heaven,
its love and virtue knowing no end.
i have a longing for the world above
where multitudes sing the great song,
for my soul was never created to love the dust of the earth.
though here my spiritual state is frail and poor,
i shall go on singing calvary's anthem.
may i always know
that a clean heart full of goodness is more beautiful than the lily,
that only a clean heart can sing by night and by day,
that such a heart is mine when i abide at calvary.

{may the truth of easter resonate with each of us and drastically change everything.}

xo, seg (on my new driver's license) / smg (on my new ss card) / sem (on everything else)

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