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Advent 3: Longing for Unity

A service from St Peter's Church, Peterston Super Ely in the Vale of Glamorgan, led by the Reverend Rachel Lewis, with Camerata directed by Andrew Wilson-Dickson.
Preacher: Rev Edwin Counsell, Education Officer for the Church in Wales. Organist: John Cheer.
Producer: Sian Baker

As Christmas approached, worship in the early centuries of the Christian church would direct thoughts towards the coming of Christ: looking back to his birth and forward to his return at the end of time. Lines inspired by scripture would be sung as a reminder of these events and humanity's continual longing for the kingdom of God. This week's service looks at the desire for unity in a diverse world

O King of the nations, and their desire,
the cornerstone making both one:
Come and save the human race,
which you fashioned from clay.

40 minutes

Last on

Sun 11 Dec 2011 08:10
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