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Tag: Mt. Do-Well Baptist Church

Sunday, March 31st

back to church

“He Set Me Free,” Mt. Do-Well Baptist Church, McConnells, S.C., 1991



reading table

“God’s Grandeur”
By Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.

Sunday, 1/15/12

gospel longa, politics brevis

These folks were singing long before Mitt, Newt, et al. hit town. And they’ll be singing long after they’re gone.

“If I Die Before I Wake,” Mt. Do-Well Baptist Church, McConnells, S.C.
Led by Brown’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Chester, S.C.

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