Category Archives: Poetry & Drama

Thoughts to Take Us into a New Year

As we come to the end of 2016 and look ahead to 2017, I thought I’d share this poetic prayer from The Valley of Vision. Year’s End O LOVE BEYOND COMPARE, Thou art good when thou givest, ++when thou takest … Continue reading

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Crucifixion and Resurrection

From The Valley of Vision O LORD, I marvel that thou shouldst become incarnate, +be crucified, dead, and buried. The sepulchre calls forth my adoring wonder, +for it is empty and thou art risen; +the four-fold gospel attests it, +the … Continue reading

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Fresh Views of God from Voices of the Past: The Valley of Vision

The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions by Arthur Bennett “The soul learns to pray by praying; for prayer is communion with a transcendent and immanent God who on the ground of his nature and attributes … Continue reading

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A Bit of Poetry, in Honor of Dads, by Edgar Guest

“I take simple everyday things that happen to me and I figure it happens to a lot of other people and I make simple rhymes out of them.” –  Edgar Guest In honor of Father’s Day weekend, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Wanted: Poets, Dead or Alive?

Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Come, read to me some poem, Some simple and heartfelt lay That shall soothe this restless feeling, And banish the thoughts of day. – “The Day is Done” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Recently my daughter … Continue reading

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Give ’em Watts, Parents! : Divine and Moral Songs for Children

Hymns and Spiritual Songs and Divine and Moral Songs for Children by Isaac Watts Alas! and did my Savior bleed?   And did my Sov’reign die, Would He devote that sacred head   For such a worm as I?   Was it … Continue reading

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