Monday, 4 January 2010

Christmastide Evening Prayer

When peaceful silence lay over all,
and night was in the midst of her swift course:
from your royal throne, O God, down from the heavens,
leapt your almighty Word.

The anthem around The Magnificat in Evening Prayer from the C of E's Common Worship online. What a lovely image. Shades of The Song of Songs:

Behold, he comes, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills. (2:8)

Jesus, of course.