The Revised Common LectionarySonnets to enhance the Lectionary

Introduction to the Gospel for Lent

The Time is Now


No more the deluge washing hope away,

No more the cosmic punishment descends

No more the downward droop, the future's bend

but open heavens, the eternal Day!

Creator Spirit bursts the covering sky

a gentle dove, yet power beyond the telling.

A love to glorify ! All evil quelling;

all ills to heal, all good again is neigh.

The time is now; the gift is here this day!

Repent! Quick comes the Good News on its way!

[Year B - Lent 1]

Archdeacon Harold Macdonald


Lyrics: When Jesus Came

Background tune: The Water is Wide

Sonnets to Enhance the Lectionary

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