15 February 2017

Fr Forrest: Stanza 3; 1928 and Percy Dearmer

Oh, just the ordinary thing you know; but very up to date,
Our basis is the liturgy of 1928,
With lots of local colouring and topical appeal,
And much high-hearted happiness, to make the service real;
Our thoughts on high to sun and sky, to trees and birds and brooks,
Our altar nearly hidden in a library of books;
The Nunc Dimittis, finally "God Save The Queen" we sing;
But apart from these exceptions, just the ordinary thing.

1 comment:

Charles said...

This stanza made me laugh out loud!