No Ghosts This Year #4

Dinner had passed with congratulations all round for his sister’s success at her license test and corrections from his grandfather over his reports of the ridiculous song that had been inflicted on Philip in music class that afternoon. “That was ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’!” Pa had said. “Christina Rossetti and Gustav Holst. The greatest EnglishContinue reading “No Ghosts This Year #4”

Call to Praise (The Cornucopia of Heaven #2)

Call to Praise After Gustav Holst, “Psalm 148: Lord, Who Has Made Us for Thine Own”   His glory is above earth and heaven:             and he has lifted high the horn of his people.                         (Psalm 148:14) Listen: what begins small soon grows… Let our voices rise –  Continue reading “Call to Praise (The Cornucopia of Heaven #2)”

The Cornucopia of Heaven – Prayer of Preparation

Prayer of Preparation After Gustav Holst, “Psalm 86: To My Humble Supplication” Teach my dullness, guide my blindness (Joseph Bryan) We begin small – a seed, a pod, a bud, soon bursting, soon breaking out into light. Hear strings rise. Hear spirits lift their weary, slowing hands. See the sun open up the day. SeeContinue reading “The Cornucopia of Heaven – Prayer of Preparation”