Sunday, February 2, 2014

Now let your servant go in peace...

The chant in the video below is perhaps my favourite from the Taizé community, the prayer of Simeon upon meeting the infant Jesus in the temple. The old man’s eyesight might not have been clear, but his heart-sight was perfect. He embraced the child and gave thanks for God’s personal revelation to all people. The melody of the chant reflects beautifully Simeon’s longing for God, and my own. And the words are lovely, too: Now let your servant go in peace, Lord, according to your promise. If only we could all go about our lives in peace, spreading peace.

I'll be humming this one all week, guaranteed! Enjoy!

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