07 August 2008

Today's evening hymn is the great Ave Maria for double choir by Franz Biebel. This is my favourite arrangment of the Ave Maria and it never ceases to reach into my soul and move me beyond words. The chords! And when the choir reachs the "Sancta Maria, Mater Dei" oh, the glorious melody just floats on clouds! I hope that this adds to yoru Sunday evening, and helps to prepare you for the busy week.

Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past;
be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope,
that we may know you as you are revealed in scripture
and the breaking of bread.
Grant this for the sake of your love. Amen.