Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Simeon's Song of Praise

I found this beautiful painting over at New Liturgical Movement~thanks for sharing this one, guys! The artist is Aert De Gelder, a student of Rembrandt.
 A wonderful example of how beautiful, sacred art can lead one to prayerful meditation.

My eyes have seen thy salvation. ~Luke 2:30


Victor S E Moubarak said...

Great for a Christmas card. If Aert De Gelder allows us to use his Copywright!

God bless.

Karinann said...

I agree, it would make a beautiful Christmas card- not sure about the copyright stuff though. :)

Colleen said...

Beautiful. Thank you!

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.