Friday, 22 January 2010

Christian Unity Week - 5

Here we see St Machar's Cathedral in Aberdeen - Church of Scotland.

And we, shall we be faithless?
shall hearts fail, hands hang down?
shall we evade the conflict,
and cast away our crown?
Not so: in God's deep counsels
some better thing is stored;
we will maintain, unflinching,
one Church, one Faith, one Lord.

These words bring back happy memories of my days at All Saints' Margaret Street, London (Church of England). The first four lines of this verse were always accompanied with a very weedy registration on the the organ - then at line 5 nearly all the stops came out - with the solo tuba adding to the confident reply in lines 7 and 8. It was marvellous!

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