For Sunday

December 9, 2016

A cobbled together contemporary reading. Imagine 'Of the father's love begotten' playing in the background to these words: a refashioning of the original with the sung original in between the verses. This hymn is advent to me and we try this on Sunday.


The creators love

begotten before all others things:

the first spark and the last

the first letter and the last

and all the words in between

the first atom that sung to the darkness

and the last echo that will linger at the end,

the fire between the sparks

the words between the sounds

the life between the atoms

and the fullness of life

for evermore and evermore


v1: Of the fathers love begotten


Prophets of old,

ancient and almost forgotten

spoke of such things

and their words came together

shaping the song

that sings of justice and peace, still,

faithful words,

promise-filled words,

and such words shine as light

in the world’s darkest places

spoken into lives

that praise the hope-bringer

evermore and evermore


v4 This is he whom seers and sages


And so the soaring heights of heaven find voice

in the colours and sounds of creation

angel choirs join the chorus with one voice

and watch as the greatest of powers: fear, dread, unease

bow before the love that comes

and sets free the word of life

and in such truth let us not hold silence

but live out such prophetic hope

evermore and evermore



v5 All the heights of heaven, adore him





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28 Kirk Place

Bearsden G61 3RT


Rev Roddy Hamilton

0141 942 8827

Scottish Charity SC012997

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