Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sacred Sunday

The stained glass window depecting Mary with the Christ child surrounded by a choir of angels at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio.

Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded, for with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth, our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary, as of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture, in the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven; spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth from the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish as the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wing├Ęd seraph, Cherubim with sleepless eye,
veil their faces to the presence, as with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Text of the hymn: Let All Mortal Flesh Take Silence
An ancient chant of Eucharistic devotion based on the verses taken from Habakkuk 2:20

Dont' forget to visit Sacred Sunday at Greensboro Daily Photo
and for further inspiration go to Jerusalem Daily Photo