"And the Word Was Made Flesh"
the theme of the incarnation. The title of the poem is taken from the first
line of the verse.
First the verse:
The Word became flesh and blood,
and moved into the neighborhood.
We saw the glory with our own eyes,
the one-of-a-kind glory,
like Father, like Son,
Generous inside and out,
true from start to finish.
--John 1:14 (from THE MESSAGE)
And now the poem:
"And the Word was made Flesh"
Light looked down and beheld Darkness.
"Thither will I go," said Light.
Peace looked down and beheld War.
"Thither will I go," said Peace.
Love looked down and beheld Hatred.
"Thither will I go," said Love.
So came Light and shone.
So came Peace and gave rest.
So came Love and brought Life.
-- Lawrence Housman (1865-1959)
Have a great week,
Mark your calendars:
Anyone within a reasonable drive of Chapel Hill is certainly invited to a
special Christmas concert presented by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Community
Chorus (Chip Stam, conductor). We will be accompanied by professional
orchestra and will performing Poulenc's GLORIA and Bach's HERZ UND MUND UND
TAT UND LEBEN, the cantata that contains the familiar "Jesu, Joy of Man's
Desiring." The concert will end with festival carols sung by the choir and
the audience. Hope you can come!
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Community Chorus
with the Musica Chamber Orchestra
Friday, December 13, 1996, 8:00pm
University United Methodist Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina