Sunday, 22 July 2007
All things bright and beautiful
A lovely picture for the Day of Resurrection! These beautiful roses in Powerscourt Gardens look even more splendid having been soaked by the rain earier in the day - they now have a wonderful sheen. Perhaps that is what we look like after the Asperges ceremony at Sunday Mass - not that we ever have it at Ham!
Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
Splendid words by the great Irish hymn writer Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander. But which tune? 'All things bright and beautiful' by William Henry Monk, or the Martin Shaw adaptation of 'Royal Oak'? I vote for 'Royal Oak'!