Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Friday, December 30, 2016

Hymn #1 A Prayer For This House       Louis Untermeyer 

May nothing evil cross this door 
and may ill fortune never pry 
about these walls may the roar and rain go by

By faith made strong these rafters will 
withstand the battering of the storm. 
Though all the world grow chill will keep us warm.

May peace walk softly through these rooms, 
touching our lips with holy wine 
until every casual corner blooms into a shrine

With laughter drown the raucous shout 
and though the sheltering walls are thin 
may they be strong to keep hate out and hold love in. 


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    1. The words to this hymn hang in the breezeway by our front door. I'm so glad you love the words, too, Nan. xo

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    1. I'm feeling especially inspired by these words as we turn the corner on 2017...xo

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    1. 2017 will be a challenging year I suspect, and our homes may become our sanctuaries...xo

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    1. Thank you Suz. Sending you best wishes for 2017.