"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."
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Bread of the world in mercy broken
Words by Bishop Heber, set to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams for the first edition of the English Hymnal (1906) Sung by the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge directed by Richard Marlow (A Vaughan Williams Hymnal)