Church on Sunday!
I have photographed this big rock before, it is in front of St. Simon's Episcopal Church in Conyers, Georgia. The other photograph was from the front, and I thought I saw a face. From this angle, it reminds me of a sleepy lion. He looks serene but majestic. Can you see him? Remind anyone else of "The Chronicles of Narnia"? After all, C. S. Lewis was an Anglican, you know!
The daffodils had almost bloomed out but there were a few left! I know that this past weekend in the northeast of the USA, they had three feet of snow in some places and many people were without power. That must have been pretty rough. In Georgia, it really was a very nice weekend, with mild temperatures...
Later, on Sunday, Richard and I enjoyed a nice walk over Arabia Mountain. Do you notice how the rock looks similar to the rock at my church? It is the same type of granite! Usually, there are many planes flying over but this weekend, we hardly saw or heard any, since many of the flights from the northeast had been cancelled due to the weather. Peaceful and quiet...
One of the hymns that we sang at church was one of my favorites, "Aleluia, Sing to Jesus". The words are by William Chatterton Dix and the music is Hyfrydol by Rowland Prichard. William C. Dix is the same one who wrote the words to the song "What Child Is This" which is set to the tune of "Greensleeves".
The music "Hyfrydol" is Welsh for "cheerful" or "good cheer", and was written by Rowland Hwn Prichard, a Welshman, in 1844 before he was 20 years old. This same tune is used for several hymns: Love Divine-All Loves Excelling, I Will Sing The Wondrous Story, and Come Thou Long Expected Jesus. I wish I could have our small but mighty choir from my little church for you here, but I found a beautiful video from Scarborough, in England and you may even sing along to the words! This is beautiful to listen to but the scenes that are shown in this video are just as beautiful.
For anyone who has suffered a loss of a dear one in the past few weeks, please know that I am thinking for you and praying for you. We have a part of our service where we have "The Peace". We stand up and either shake a person's hand or give them a hug and say "Peace be with you", or "The Peace of God"... and so, I say to you, "Peace be with you"...always.