EASTER iPODIC MEDITATION
THE FROZEN LAKE WEDDING PRAYER/BLESSING (for Rachel and Alain)

STOCKI BENEDICTION

STOCKI BENEDICTION

Stocki collar

(this is a benediction that I wrote for the end of a poem way back in 1990 or so... the poem was called Bigger Picture and very much influenced by watching Dances With Wolves... anyway we used it right at the end of the album I did with Sam Hill, under the name Stevenson and Samuel, called Grace Notes... it was a great benediction after Sam’s brilliant song Thunder and Rain... I use it quite frequently as a benediction and also used it in a funeral service recently... it is the best twelve lines I ever got to write... and the most requested... so... as it is unlikely you’ll hoke out the album or the two poetry books it is on... here for free... BUT please credit me!!!!!!!... isn’t that the internet age!)

God, give us faith to believe the truth

And the right to ask why

Give us joy in life’s fulfilment

And the right to cry

God give us the strength to carry others

And the right to wilt

Give us grace towards holiness

And the right to confess our guilt

Father show us a bigger picture

Jesus play us a longer song

Holy Spirit put us on a road that’s deeper

Than the one we’re on.

AMEN

Comments

Paul B

Ahhh... yes... its my fave.
You gave this benediction at our wedding... God show us a bigger picture... ah yes he has & the song's still playing.
Thanx

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