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Today's Meditation opens with Meditation by Vladimir Bakaleinikoff. Victoria Beauchesne - Piano, Paul Beauchesne - Tuba

Title of the opening Poem is  The Servant-Girl at Emmaus: A Poem by Denise Levertov. 

And please sing along with the Hymn: Lord of the Dance:

1. I danced in the morning when the world was begun,

and I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun,

and I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth:

at Bethlehem I had my birth.


Refrain: Dance, then, wherever you may be,

I am the Lord of the dance, said he,

and I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,

and I'll lead you all in the dance, said he.


2. I danced for the scribe and the Pharisee,

but they would not dance and they wouldn't follow me;

I danced for the fishermen, for James and John;

they came with me and the dance went on: Refrain


3. I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame:

the holy people said it was a shame.

they whipped and they stripped and they hung me on high,

and they left me there on a cross to die: Refrain


4. I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black;

it's hard to dance with the devil on your back.

they buried my body and they thought I'd gone;

but I am the dance, and I still go on: Refrain


5. They cut me down, but I leap up high;

I am the life that will never, never die;

ll live in you if you’ll live in me;

I am the Lord of the dance, said he. Refrain


Blessing Lyrics: (Tune: Amazing Grace)
Traditional Hymn: Be Known to Us in Breaking Bread

Be known to us in breaking bread,
but do not then depart;
Saviour, abide with us and spread
Thy table in our heart.
There sup with us in love divine;
Thy body and Thy blood,
that living bread, that heavenly wine,
be our immortal food.
We would not live by bread alone,
but by Thy word of grace,
in strength of which we travel on
to our abiding place.
~ James Montgomery, 1806.
Post Image - "Kitchen Maid with Supper at Emmaus" by Diego Valasquez.