The Revised Common LectionarySonnets to enhance the Lectionary

Introduction to the Gospel for Lent

My Heart is Ready


My heart is ready, Yes! My heart is ready!

like a desert I am parched. My soul of sand

soaks up the rain at once is dry again, and

the inner fount of life is rank and deadly.

In such abysmal straits, remind the self

that we are loved, for all our self-despair;

that Jesus Christ has sought us out, that care

will open up the inner streams of health.

Godís love is real and Godís affection never spent.

So, be watered, tended; be refreshed, this Lent.

[Year B - Ash Wednesday]

Archdeacon Harold Macdonald


Lyrics: When Jesus Came

Background tune: The Water is Wide

Sonnets to Enhance the Lectionary

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