April 2, 2014
Last week our readings covered Jesus’ contemplative prayers at the conclusion of the Last Supper. In comparison, the readings today appear full of action with Jesus’ betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane through his trial. The hymns selected for tonight summarize how God and His angels comfort us in times of persecution. Here is the last stanza of the last hymn we are singing tonight:
O joy that ever will remain,
Midst seeming sorrow, hate, and pain,
Our hearts to fill with this glad song
That soars above the mists of wrong:
Man is the loved of Love.