Church of England Diocese of Exeter Parracombe

Thy Kingdom Come - Day three

24 May 2020, 7:15 a.m.
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Thy Kingdom Come – Day 3

Praying with tradition, ritual and symbol

Maundy Thursday by Malcolm Guite

Here is the source of every sacrament,

The All-transforming presence of the Lord,

Replenishing our every element,

Remaking us in his creative Word.

For here earth herself gives bread and wine,

The air delights to bear his Spirit’s speech,

The fire dances where the candles shine,

And waters cleanse us with his gentle touch.

Here he shows the full extent of love

To us whose love is always incomplete

In vain we search the heavens high above,

The God of love is kneeling at our feet.

Though we betray him, though it is night,

He meets us here and loves us into light.