Worship Service for Sunday, February 28, 2021

Today’s hymns:

# 328 I Sought the Wood in Summer

    I sought the wood in summer when every twig was green;

    the rudest boughs were tender, and buds were pink between.

    Light-fingered aspens trembled in fitful sun and shade,

    and daffodils were golden in every starry glade.

    “How frail a thing is Beauty,” I said, “when every breath

    she gives the vagrant summer but swifter woos her death.

    For this the star dust troubles, for this have ages rolled:

    to deck the wood for bridal and slay her with the cold.”

    I sought the wood in winter when every leaf was dead;

    behind the wind-whipped branches the winter sun was red.

    The birches, white and slender, in breathless marble stood,

    the brook, a white immortal, slept silent in the wood.

    “How sure a thing is Beauty,” I cried. “No bolt can slay, nor wave

    nor shock despoil her, nor ravishers dismay.

    The granite hills are slighter, the sea more like to fail,

    behind the rose the planet, the Law behind the veil.”

Hymn #128 For All That is our Life

    For all that is our life we sing our thanks and praise;

    for all life is a gift which we are called to use

    to build the common good and make our own days glad.

    For needs which others serve, for services we give,

    for work and its rewards, for hours of rest and love;

    we come with praise and thanks for all that is our life.

    For sorrow we must bear, for failures, pain, and loss,

    for each new thing we learn, for fearful hours that pass:

    we come with praise and thanks for all that is our life.

    For all that is our life we sing our thanks and praise;

    for all life is a gift which we are called to use

    to build the common good and make our own days glad.

Hymn #90 From All the Fret and Fever of the Day

    From all the fret and fever of the day,

    let there be moments when we turn away

    and, deaf to all confusing outer din,

    intently listen for the voice within.

    In quietness and solitude we find

    the soundless wisdom of the deeper mind;

    with clear harmonious purpose let us then

    bring richer meaning to the world again.

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