Well...if last night was anything to go by...tonight should be wonderful and getting better and better as the week goes by. The Getty/Townend anthem was particularly beautiful and is still running around my mind. Looking forward to hearing it again on Thursday:
THERE IS AN EVERLASTING KINDNESS you lavished on us,
When the radiance of heaven came to rescue the lost.
You called the sheep without a shepherd to leave their distress
for your streams of forgiveness and the shade of your rest.
And with compassion for the hurting you reached out your hand
as the lame ran to meet you and the dead breathed again.
You saw behind the eyes of sorrow and shared in our tears;
heard the sigh of the weary, let the children draw near.
What boundless love, what fathomless grace
you have shown us, O God of compassion.
Each day we live an offering of praise
as we show to the world your compassion.
We stood beneath the cross of Calvary and gazed on your face
at the thorns of oppression and wounds of disgrace;
for surely you have borne our suffering and carried out grief,
as you pardoned the scoffer and showed grace to the thief.
How beautiful the feet that carry this Gospel of peace
to the fields of injustice and the valleys of need.
To be a voice of hope and healing, to answer the cries
of the hungry and helpless, with the mercy of Christ.
Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty & Stuart Townend Copyright © 2008 Thankyou Music
Been a very busy day so far...and much to do before the service at 8.00 pm. Weather is "April Showers" or perhaps "Storms" might be a better description. Beautiful in between the rain. Gardener has called and can't believe how some of the grass has grown - he'll be back next week to sort it out. What a blessing!
So there you are...blog-readers...if you exist! Next posting: Maundy Thursday (I hope).