"This, then is our desert:
to live facing despair,
but not to consent.
To trample it down under hope in the Cross.
To wage war against despair unceasingly.
That war is our wilderness.
If we wage it courageously,
we will find Christ at our side.
If we cannot face it,
we will never find him."
Saturday, 16 February 2013
The Fast as Taught by Holy Lore
The traditional evening office hymn for the first two weeks of Lent, Ex more docti mystico, in the English translation by John Mason Neale,sung here by the choir of Ely Cathedral - patrimony