Saturday, 26 March 2016

Easter

“The Resurrection is the eucatastrophe of the story of the Incarnation — This story begins and ends in joy.” J.R.R. Tolkien
Happy Easter to you and yours from all at the Duchy of Tradgardland!

Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain,
Wheat that in the dark earth many days has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

In the grave they laid him, Love whom men had slain,
Thinking that never he would wake again.
Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green,

Forth he came at Easter, like the risen grain,
He that for three days in the grave had lain.
Quick from the dead my risen Lord is seen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

When our hearts are wintry, grieving, or in pain,
Thy touch can call us back to life again;
Fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

8 comments:

  1. All the best to you Alan. Nice icon there. Lovely day here yesterday.... thick cold drizzle today.

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  2. Is the icon modern or old, please?
    It is good to find bloggers marking the Christian festivals in their blogging.
    Thank you.

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  3. Ah, my favourite Easter hymn along with "Come, you Faithful, Raise the Strain." Happy Easter!

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    1. He is risen indeed. Hallelujah!

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  5. A lovely icon.
    A joyous and blessed Easter to you and yours, my friend. Death will have no dominion.

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