“Two Hymns to the Mother of God” by John Tavener with Bella Voce

#BigPraySunday    Take a moment longer today to pause.pray.connect.

1. Hymn to the Mother of God

 

In You, O Woman full of Grace,
the angelic choirs, and the human race,
all creation rejoices.

 

 

O sanctified Temple,
mystical Paradise,
and glory of Virgins.

 

 

In You, O Woman full of Grace,
all creation rejoices.
all praise be to You.

 

2. Dormition of the Mother of God

Mother of God
Here I stand now praying
Before this icon
Of your radiant brightness

Not praying to be saved
From a battlefield
Not giving thanks
Nor seeking forgiveness

For the sins of my soul
Nor for all the souls
Numb, joyless
And desolate on earth
But for her alone
Whom I wholly give you

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  1. John! What a pleasant surprise to open today’s email! My husband and I were significantly involved with Bella Voce. That’s him with the beard on the right. I was board president for a few years. The Tavener is really a stellar piece of music and perfect for today. Thanks!

    Blessings on your Sunday! Greg

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