“Let there be rest for the weary, O God Most High,
rest and peace to the brokenhearted,
peace and pleasure for the despondent,
and let freedom come like an angel to the earth.”

So sing the stars and constellations,
the leviathan from its depths and the dragon from its heights,
the fire and hail and wind and snow;

So sing the seekers and the saints,
the babes in their wisdom and the elders in their patience,
the mountains and trees and seeds and sun;

And they call upon all humanity to join the refrain:
“Let the One Among Us dismiss every fear and vanity
so that kings crawl humbly and the poor leap unencumbered,
and the fullness of time is known as now and forever.”

on the Revised Common Lectionary

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