Wheat Kings by The Tragically Hip
all fades away
that seeks to claim our hearts
so we might hear a different voice
and belong to you in truth,
by Dean Young
being me so I’m not to blame. I’m glad
What’s a tetrahedron anyway? What’s
more and more tricks, losing our grips,
a new life as rot, beaten to shit, Whitman
the heart’s cinder wash up as delta froth
philosophy ants in a muddle,
for the dial turned to green downpour, thanks
by Christina Rossetti
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.
The ox and ass and camel which adore.
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.
Pilate went back into the palace. He summoned Jesus and asked, “Are you the king of the Jewish people?”
Jesus answered, “Do you say this on your own or have others spoken to you about me?”
Pilate responded, “I’m not Jewish, am I? Your nation and its chief priests handed you over to me. What have you done?”
Jesus replied, “My realm doesn’t originate from this world. If it did, my people would fight so that I wouldn’t have been arrested by the Temple authorities. No, my realm is not of this world.”
“So you are a king?” Pilate said.
Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. I was born and came into the world for this reason: to testify to the truth. Whoever seeks the truth hears my voice.”
The Royal We by Silversun Pickups
Dear God, hear and bless
The beasts and singing birds:
And guard with tenderness
Small things that have no words.
The Lord’s Prayer
O Great Spirit,
You are our Shepherd Chief in the most high place.
Whose home is everywhere, even beyond the stars and moon.
Whatever You want done, let it also be done everywhere.
Give us Your gift of bread day by day.
Forgive us our wrongs as we forgive those who wrong us.
Take us away from wrong doings.
Free us from all evil.
For everything belongs to You.
Let your power and glory shine forever. Amen.
Extra Kings by The Avalanches
May the outrageous welcome of Abba God
accept us for who we are;
may the incarnation of the Word
touch and hold us close;
may the wanderings of the Spirit
help us risk ourselves for love;
and the blessing of God, the Sun, the Light and the Burning Ray,
be with us and remain with us always. Amen.