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Introduction to the Gospel for Pentecost Season

On Our Own Now


November twelfth is Armistice, plus one

we mark the timeís extraordinary slaughter

when Babelís tower once more began to totter

and all accomplished in the years, undone.

A century of cruel death it was;

but more: the overthrow of decent order

the ravage of respected long held borders

the naked show of power without pause.

It was the century God make very clear to all

No intervention will protect us from our fall.


[Year B - 23rd after Pentecost]

Archdeacon Harold Macdonald


Lyrics: When Jesus Came

Background tune: The Water is Wide

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