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Archive for November 17th, 2009

Religion has display –

 

            Christianity has humility.

 

Religions are a dime-a-dozen –

 

            there is only one Christ.

 

– eab, 3/10/09

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COLD, COLD, HILL

The people that lie on this cold, cold hill,

In the gray, and groan of November’s chill,

Have lived their lives of good or ill;

And gone to their reward.

          – eab, 11/70

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Ye watchers and ye holy ones,
Bright seraphs, cherubim and thrones,
Raise the glad strain, Alleluia!
Cry out, dominions, princedoms, powers,
Virtues, archangels, angels’ choirs:

 

Refrain

Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia!

 

O higher than the cherubim,
More glorious than the seraphim,
Lead their praises, Alleluia!
Thou bearer of th’eternal Word,
Most gracious, magnify the Lord.

 

Respond, ye souls in endless rest,
Ye patriarchs and prophets blest,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Ye holy twelve, ye martyrs strong,
All saints triumphant, raise the song.

 

O friends, in gladness let us sing,
Supernal anthems echoing,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One

 

John A L (Athelstan Laurie) Riley died this date, 11/17/1945, at Jer­sey, Channel Is­lands.   He had been born 8/10/1858, at Bays­wa­ter, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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