aRt and tHeOlOgy: Lamp Lighting Vespers

September 3, 2013 — 2 Comments

In the movement of eventide,

can a sunset caress both heart and soul?

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‘Thus says the Lord’…’Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things’ (Jer.33:3)…’Seek and remember’ (Psalm 105)…

‘Hail, gladdening Light,
of His pure glory poured
Who is immortal Father, heavenly, blest, Holiest of Holies – Jesus Christ our Lord!
Now we are come to the sun’s hour of rest;
The lights of evening round us shine;
We hymn the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit divine!
Worthiest art thou at all times to be sung
With undefiled tongue,
Son of our God, giver of life, alone:
Therefore in all the world thy glories, Lord, they own’

(Circa 3rd 4th Century).

Song: ‘Phos Hilaron’: John Keble 1834 version, arranged by The David Crowder Band from their 2009 album ‘Church Music’ [of which I heartily recommend].
Photo: ©RL2013

2 responses to aRt and tHeOlOgy: Lamp Lighting Vespers

  1. 

    Very cool – thanks for sharing! I wasn’t aware that David Crowder did a version of this…

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  2. 

    The album itself is one of my favourites. For me it turned the whole idea of ”Church Music” around, moving it from a boppy pop to more a edgy fusion of liturgy with electronic rock.

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