Thursday, September 11, 2008

Onward Goes the Pilgrim Band

This morning marks the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Deacon Greg (here and here), Rocco, A Concord Pastor and The Anchoress are in prayer to mark the day. Christian has a remembrance, too.

Here is a verse that also seems fitting:

Through the night of doubt and sorrow
Onward goes the pilgrim band,
Singing songs of expectation
Marching to the promised land.

Clear before us through the darkness
Gleams and burns the guiding light:
Brother clasps the hand of brother,
Stepping fearless through the night.

One, the lights of God's own presence
O'er his ransomed people shed,
Chasing far the gloom and terror,
Brightening all the path we tread:
One, the object of our journey,
One, the faith which never tires,
One, the earnest looking forward,
One, the hope our God inspires.

-- Bernhard Severin Ingemann, 1789-1882; translation by Sabine Baring-Gould, 1867. (Public Domain)

Hat-tip to Deacon Greg for the image above by Deacon Bernard Deschler.

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