June 23, 2011

James Weldon Johnson

Eternal God, we give thanks for the gifts that you gave your servant James Weldon Johnson: a heart and voice to praise your Name in verse. As he gave us powerful words to glorify you, may we also speak with joy and boldness to banish hatred from your creation, in the Name of Jesus Christ; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A great poet, of many inspired works including "The Creation" and "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing."

ikon by Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG


LKT said...

Beautiful icon.

JCF said...

"...till Earth and Heaven ring."

Holy JWJ, pray for us...

Anonymous said...

That ikon is stunning. I keep coming back to it.