The cattle grazing

From The Creed Prayer, poems of the Western Highlanders Smooth pastures, long, and wide to roam, Beneath your hoofs, rich meadowland, Friend God the Son to bring you home To fields where springs eternal stand, Fields where springs eternal...

Shield Me

Editor:  A prayer for Trinity Sunday… O may God shield me, and may God fill, O may God watch me, and may God hold; O may God bring me where peace is still, To the King’s land, eternity’s fold. Praise to the Father, praise to the Son, Praise to the Spirit, the...

Titwillow

Editor:  During the lockdown, we are forbidden from driving to beauty spots and walking in National Trust parks. I wonder what the birds make of it all? (With apologies to WS Gilbert) On a tree by a river sat little Tom Tit Singing ‘willow, titwillow, titwillow’....

St Sofa’s

Editor: “Simon, my vicar, was completely unfazed by the closure of his church in March. The very next week he’d set up ‘Zoom’ and many of us have been weekly attenders of his ‘virtual church’ for the weeks now. I realise that...

In the Day of Trouble

There is a God who answers prayer Who intercedes before the throne The Son of God who ever cares Who walks with us, we’re not alone. Though flood and pestilence should come He sees the path that we now tread His rod and staff will comfort us He knows the days that lie...

Planted in the love of the Father

Planted in the love of the Father You can grow, dear one, You can grow. Watered by the spring of the Spirit His fruit you’ll show, His fruit you’ll show. And when the sun scorches, And the thorns threaten, And the storms around life’s garden blow – Your roots...