[Europe.justus] Fwd: A Christmas Gift to YOU from EGR
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Sat Dec 26 11:10:50 GMT 2009
A Christmas gift from Bishop Jeffery Rowthorn...
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> De : Devon Anderson <e4gred at gmail.com>
> Date : 25 décembre 2009 14:00:38 HNEC
> À : bishop at tec-europe.org
> Objet : A Christmas Gift to YOU from EGR
> Répondre à : e4gred at gmail.com
> A Christmas Gift to YOU from
> Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation
> Dear Friends:
> A very Merry Christmas to each one of you! You are the foundation and fiber of the Millennium Development Goals movement and we are so grateful for your heart and work all the year-long.
> In honor of YOU, please accept this gift of a new hymn text written by our EGR Chaplain, the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey Rowthorn. The hymn is sung to the music of Hymn #124 (What Star is this, With Beams so Bright) in the 1982 Hymnal and is appropriate for use in Christmastide or Epiphany. The hymn premiered on Christmas Eve at St. Ann's Episcopal Church in Old Lyme, Connecticut and is offered to you for your enjoyment and use.
> FROM EAST TO WEST, O'ER ALL THE EARTH
> Puer nobis
> Long Metre (88.88)
> (Hymnal 1982: 124)
> 1. From east to west, o'er all the earth,
> the angel choirs announce the birth
> of Christ, the promised Prince of Peace,
> who comes to bid our conflicts cease.
> 2. Yet their good news is barely heard,
> and grieving hearts are left unstirred
> when jobs are lost and homes foreclosed
> and God himself seems ill-disposed.
> 3. On darkest nights and saddest days
> the angels still sing out their praise
> of Christ whose love dispels the gloom
> of shantytown and hospice room.
> 4. Their worldwide song is clearly heard
> where hearts by human need are stirred;
> the holy Child, his crib outgrown,
> would make our lives his earthly home.
> 5. So, young and old, come join the song
> in praise of Christ who rights each wrong,
> and let us all in every way
> make known with joy his birth today.
> Jeffery Rowthorn
> December 13, 2009
> For use in a congregation, please refer to Hope Publishing's permission page here. Note: Hope Publishing is part of OneLicense.net, so if your congregation has a license, this hymn is automatically covered.
> © 2009 Hope Publishing Co. Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved.
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