Hymn for Lent (Day 6): Now quit your care

This one is not especially connected to today’s lections, but we’re early enough in Lent that I thought its perspective might be useful. Plus, who doesn’t love Percy Dearmer?

Now quit your care and anxious fear and worry;
for schemes are vain and fretting brings no gain.
Lent calls to prayer, to trust and dedication;
God brings new beauty nigh;
reply, reply, reply with love to love most high;
reply, reply, reply with love to love most high.

To bow the head in sackcloth and in ashes,
or rend the soul, such grief is not Lent’s goal;
but to be led to where God’s glory flashes,
God’s beauty to come near.
Make clear, make clear, make clear where truth and light appear;
Make clear, make clear, make clear where truth and light appear.

For righteousness and peace will show their faces
to those who feed the hungry in their need,
and wrongs redress, who build the old waste places,
and in the darkness shine.
Divine, divine, divine it is when all combine!
Divine, divine, divine it is when all combine!

Words: Percy Dearmer (1867-1936)

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1 Response

  1. Kevin says:

    Love Percy Dearmer. That is true.