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21st May 2011 – The Rapture

21 May

It seems that according to some, today is the beginning of the end of the world – an event they call ‘The Rapture’. Well, I know this cannot be true, because otherwise they would have tied up all the loose ends in ‘The Archers’ in Friday’s episode. Still, my thoughts on such a day inexorably lead to a much more satisfying form of Rapture – words by Thomas Traherne, music by Gerald Finzi (from Dies Natalis Op.8):

Sweet Infancy!
O Hevenly Fire! O Sacred Light!
How Fair and bright!
How Great am I
Whom the whol World doth magnify!

O hevenly Joy!
O great and Sacred Blessedness
Which I possess!
So great a Joy
Who did into my Arms convey?

From God abov
Being sent, the Gift doth me enflame
to prais his Name;
The stars do mov,
The sun doth shine, to shew his Lov.

O how Divine
Am I! To all this Sacred Wealth,
This Life and Health,
Who rais’d? Who mine
Did make the same! What hand divine!

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