Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A prayer for friends

This is for two friends Brad and I had dinner with two Saturday nights ago. We talked about many things including the state of the Presbyterian Church, blogs and yes opera. These two singers, Kathleen Battle and Frederica von Stade, were praised in our conversation and my husband has tuned for both. This is the "Evening Prayer" from Hansel and Gretel. The words are:

Evenings, when I go to sleep,
Fourteen angels with me keep,
Two stand at my head,
Two at the foot of my bed,
Two are at my right hand,
Two are at my left hand,
Two in covers tuck me,
Two at morning wake me,
Two that point the way to rise
To heaven's paradise.

May angels surround my friends and the presence of the Lord be with them.

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