Category Archives: Poems

Thinking on Thanksgiving

Psalm 95   Praise to the Lord, and Warning against Unbelief. 95 O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord, Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before His presence with [a]thanksgiving, Let us … Continue reading

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The Weaver

My life is but a weaving Between my God and me. I cannot choose the colors He weaveth steadily. Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow; And I in foolish pride Forget He sees the upper And I the underside. Not ’til … Continue reading

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Why English Is Difficult

We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes. Then one fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, Yet the plural of moose should never be meese, … Continue reading

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Are You Quoting Shakespeare?

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The Remarkable Woman Behind ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ By Karen Swallow Prior

Choirmasters consider it the world’s greatest Christmas carol. It has been recorded by musicians ranging from the Choir of King’s College to Annie Lennox to James Taylor. Originally titled “A Christmas Carol,” the poem we know as “In the Bleak Midwinter” by … Continue reading

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The First of the Prayers of Saint Patrick

As I arise today, May the strength of God pilot me, The power of God uphold me, The wisdom of God guide me. May the eye of God look before me, The ear of God hear me, The Word of … Continue reading

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A Bit of Poetry From Amy Carmichael

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