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Monday, 9 July 2012

Vivid Winter's Morn (A Carol in rock style)

Here's a Carol in rock style which might add an extra dimension to some Christmas programmes (Music score at foot of text)

Vivid Winter’s Morn
Vivid Winter’s morn,
Orange glowing sun
Shines upon the hills,
White where frost has run
Fingers on the clay,
Patterns on the ground.
In this wintry waste
Love of loves is found

Found in a baby cradled in the straw
Laid in a manger on an earthen floor;
Found in a baby laid where cattle roam,
Born on a journey many miles from home,
Found in a baby,
But more, more, more than a baby.

Stormy bitter cold
In the depth of night,
Shepherds on the hills
See a startling sight;
Sky is all aflame,
Then a wondrous sound,
‘Here in Bethlehem
love of loves is found.’

Found in a baby cradled in the straw
Laid in a manger on an earthen floor;
Found in a baby laid where cattle roam,
Born on a journey many miles from home,
Found in a baby,
But more, more, more than a baby.

‘Come and see the child
born to save the world,
in a Virgin’s arms
you will find him curled.
Gaze upon that child
In a cattle pound,
There in God’s own Son,
Love of loves is found.’

Come see the baby cradled in the straw
He is the God, whom heaven and earth adore
Come see the baby laid where cattle roam
He is the God who makes this earth his home:
Come see the baby,
But more, more, more than a baby.







You might also like to explore An Angel Told Shepherds with Great Great Joy (A Children's Carol) (Click here) and Be Still Small Earth (A 'Cosmic' Carol to the tune of Finlandia) (Click here) both on this site both of which you'll also find in a Special Index of original Christmas material on this blog which you can access HERE

Ten thousand billion suns - A scintilla of God’s Universe

Ten thousand billion suns - A scintilla of God’s Universe
It is currently thought that the Universe has at least 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars! Hence the use of the word ‘scintilla’ for a mere ten thousand billion.

Cross and Particle Accelerator (CGI)

Cross and Particle Accelerator (CGI)
Cross and Particle Accelerator. The words of 'A Prayer for Understanding' can be viewed by clicking on this image

Nebula (Embroidery)

Nebula (Embroidery)
Nebula (Embroidery) to accompany the poem 'Invitation' which can be found by clicking on the image.

Orange Galaxy

Orange Galaxy
'Orange Galaxy' posted to accompany 'Bounded and Boundless'. Go to the poem by clicking on the image.

Cosmic Icon 7 Summerflower

Cosmic Icon 7 Summerflower
Cosmic Icon 7 - Summerflower Nebula (Acrylic)

Cosmic Ikon 8 Moth

Cosmic Ikon 8 Moth
Cosmic Ikon 8: Moth Nebula(imagined-acrylic) The Gold field of deep space is intended to convey the Lordship of Christ over the whole of the Cosmos

Surprise garden rose (Photo)

Surprise garden rose (Photo)
This beautiful head of roses in our garden, which are giving off a delightful perfume in the morning sun, seems a fitting picture to link to the sonnet 'Evolution and Beauty'. Let the picture take you there. It is a surprise because it is growing high on a bush of otherwise pure yellow roses: amazing!

Cross and Vortex

Cross and Vortex
'Cross and Vortex' to accompany 'Stars and Planets Sing Your Glory'. Click on the image to go to the poem/hymn.

Gaseous Cosmic Threads (Mixed media)

Gaseous Cosmic Threads (Mixed media)
Gaseous Cosmic Threads: Mixed media - acrylics and painted threads

St Francis’ Sky (Photo)

St Francis’ Sky (Photo)
Warm Umbrian Hills: Click image to take you to the poem St Francis' Sky

Cosmic Labyrinth (CGI)

Cosmic Labyrinth (CGI)
'Cosmic Labyrinth' - This icon is a symbol of the path through the near reaches of the Cosmos with its 'Havens' where current advances in science (2012/13) are celebrated. By clicking on the picture you will be taken to the latest version of the poem of the same name.

Cross of Autumn Leaves (cropped Photo)

Cross of Autumn Leaves (cropped Photo)
Time, perhaps to consider a restorative break before the approach of Advent/ Christmas. Let this image take you to 'On Drawing Apart'.

IONA: The Marble Quarry (Photo)

IONA: The Marble Quarry (Photo)
On the South shore of Iona is a bay which shows the industrial scarring of a beautiful place. Read of it by clicking on the picture

Butterfly Nebula (CGI)

Butterfly Nebula (CGI)
The Imaginary Butterfly Nebula . Anything like this would be a real Curiosity! The image will link you to the reflection titled 'Curiosity' which is actually a celebration of the achievement of landing the Mars Rover of that name

Light of the World amidst stars (CGI)

Light of the World amidst stars (CGI)
'Light of the world' posted to accompany 'To Light'. Find the poem by clicking on the image.

Iona from Fionnphort (Watercolour)

Iona from Fionnphort (Watercolour)
Iona from Fionnphort. At this point of the Isle of Mull, the end of a pilgrimage or trip to Iona is in sight. Click on this picture to take you to the poem 'IONA - The Pilgrim Way'

Cross and simple Prayer rope (Photo)

Cross and simple Prayer rope (Photo)
Cross and simple prayer rope: make one like this to use as an aid to using ‘The Jesus Prayer'