still saturday: serenity
O sabbath rest of Galilee!
O calm of hills above,
where Jesus knelt to share with thee
the silence of eternity
interpreted by love.
Drop thy still dews of quietness
till all our strivings cease,
take from our souls the strain and stress,
and let our ordered lives confess
the beauty of thy peace.
Text: John G. Whittier (from “The Brewing of Soma,” 1872
Music: Charles E. Ives, ca. 1909
Welcome to Still Saturday where we pause after a busy week, move in quiet pilgrimage, maybe linger a while in some still place, and soak in the beauty of images and words. We’d love for you to join us. Get the details on the left, grab your favorite button, and link up below. We all love to hear if something especially speaks to your heart, but please don’t feel pressured to comment. Simply take some time to gaze long and drink deep.
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