NIGHT PRAYER: Friday 5/5

Tonight's prayer is modeled on a Passover song,  
    Dayenu: It Would Have Been Enough

If you had warmed the winter's chill
but hadn't melted all the snow,
    it would have been enough...

If you had melted all the snow
but hadn't brought us longer days,
    it would have been enough...

If you had lengthened every day
but hadn't called the plants to bud,
    it would have been enough...

If you had budded every plant
but hadn't urged the buds to bloom,
    it would have been enough...

If you had bloomed in every garden
but not brought the trees to greening,
    it would have been enough...

If you had releafed every tree
but hadn't coaxed a few to flower,
    it would have been enough...

Much more grateful then, am I,
for flowering trees that come each spring:
    a flourish of your grace, Lord,
    a gift you freely offer,
    pure and unexpected joy!
Photo by CP

Oh, warmer, longer days, 
    bless the Lord!
Buds and blossoms everywhere, 
    bless the Lord!
Green leaves dressing every branch, 
    bless the Lord!
Flowering trees, spring's promise kept,
    bless the Lord!
Bless the Lord and praise God's name,
    bless the Lord forever more!

Protect us, Lord, while we're awake,
    watch over us while we sleep
that awake, we might keep watch with you
    and asleep, rest in your peace...


    Photo by CP


All Things Bright and Beautiful by John Rutter

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