Easter Sunday kicks off a week in the liturgical calendar known as the Easter Octave and a seven-week festival called Eastertide. Stay tuned for a variety of celebratory posts here on the blog!
The Christ Hymn
Artist's statement from the Behold, I Make All Things New album liner notes:
"When I initially discovered that the first chapter of Colossians contains an early hymn, my imagination was sparked with wanting to make a work of art about it. In the end, to do this better justice, I enlisted four great poets of our time to dance with this hymn. I asked Malcolm Guite, Scott Cairns, Joel McKerrow and Luci Shaw to contribute a recitation to this composition. While I gave them each a line from the hymn, they also spent time with the hymn in its entirety.
These are the lines:
To Malcolm, I gave — He is the image of the unseen God, the firstborn of all creation.
To Scott, I gave — He is the firstborn from the dead.
To Joel, I gave — God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him.
To Luci, I gave — Every creature in heaven and earth
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(Read Eastertide posts from previous years here.)