201804 Monthly Poem

HOW SHALL WE SING THAT MAJESTY

 

Quaker hush or Army fire ?

Hearty chorus or chant of choir ?

Harp and lyre or organ's tone ?

Saints entire or voice alone ?

 

Rites A to Z or BCP ?

Liturgy read or worship free ?

Ecstatic tongues or convent calm ?

Joyful songs or metric psalms?

 

Mystic trance or prophesy ?

Rhythmic dance or rosary ?

Icons ? Incense ? Floral art ?

Penitence and open heart ?

 

Widen our worship, Lord, help us prepare,

And fit us for Heaven to worship You there,