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Introduction to the Gospel for Easter Season

Being Glad - John 15.1-8


Wine maketh glad the heart of humankind-

so goes the saying. And Jesus’ vine is thick with grapes

and juicy with the joy that good wine makes.

He pours Himself, and we are wined and dined.

Bear fruit abundant, filled with sap most sweet!

His life-blood coursing in the vine, it throbs with love,

a Spirit welling up within, but from above;

a dwelling-with, a unity complete.

He is more close than your next breath will be.

To eyes of faith, He is the air, the earth, the sea.


[Year B - Fifth Sunday of Easter]

Archdeacon Harold Macdonald


Lyrics: When Jesus Came

Background tune: The Water is Wide

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