The Revised Common LectionarySonnets to enhance the Lectionary

Introduction to the Gospel for Easter Season

Simple Gifts


Friendship, joy and love; these are the final gifts.

When shouting and the tumult die away,

and teaching, healing, death hold not the day -

these stay: the Friend, the joy and love - our spirit lifts.

If we lacked the doctorate in learned faith

if we were not skilled in ministry,

knew not a mite of Christian history,

with but these three, nothing would be waste.

Itís easy! Self of God, your Friend,

your love and joy, no end.


[Year B - Sixth Sunday of Easter]

Archdeacon Harold Macdonald


Lyrics: When Jesus Came

Background tune: The Water is Wide

Sonnets to Enhance the Lectionary

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