POEM; So lately sprung from glory,
a shepherd seeks His sheep
Across a desert country
Through lonely rocks and steep.
A rumor fills the valleys;
Glad tidings sweep the plain;
Good news comes from the mountains:
God’s Christ has come to reign.
How beautiful His footsteps
Upon the mountainside.
The King comes for His kingdom,
The Bridegroom for His bride.
How radiant His aspect!
How steady is His gaze!
How silent all rebellion!
How loud the angels’ praise!
PRAYER: GOD OUR FATHER, you sent your Son to lead us in the way of life. As we look forward to his coming in glory, renew our desire to follow in his footsteps, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen