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Prayer the Churches banquet, angels age,
Gods breath in man returning to his birth,
The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage,
The Christian plummet sounding heav’n and earth;

Engine against th’ Almightie, sinner’s towre,
Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear,
The six daies world-transposing in an houre,
A kinde of tune, which all things heare and fear;

Softnesse, and peace, and joy, and love, and blisse,
Exalted Manna, gladnesse of the best,
Heaven in ordinarie, man well drest,
The milkie way, the bird of Paradise,

Church-bels beyond the stars heard, the souls bloud,
The land of spices, something understood.

-George Herbert

Christianity Words

Sufjan Stevens is coming to Melbourne.

And we are going to see him.


My ultimate Sufjan gig would include the following songs (regardless of whether they ‘go’ together)

  • From the Mouth of Gabriel – All Delighted People
  • John Wayne Gacy Jnr. – Come On Feel the Illinoise
  • The Predatory Wasp of the Palisaides is out to get us! – Come On Feel the Illinoise
  • Casimir Pulaski Day – Come On Feel the Illinoise
  • Chicago – Come On Feel the Illinoise
  • The Dress Looks Nice On You – Seven Swans
  • To Be Alone With You – Seven Swans
  • He Woke Me Up Again – Seven Swans
  • The Transfiguration – Seven Swans
  • A Good Man is Hard to Find – Seven Swans
  • Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – Songs for Christmas
  • Sister Winter – Songs for Christmas
  • Star of Wonder – Songs for Christmas
  • Holy, Holy, Holy – Songs for Christmas
  • Futile Devices – The Age of Adz
  • No Man’s Land – The Avalanche
  • Romulus – Greetings from Michigan
  • For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti – Greetings from Michigan

So… mostly all of Seven Swans (really) and although ‘A Sun Came’ is not bad at all and A Winner Needs A Wand is pretty decent it’s not the best of the best. I haven’t listened to The Age of Adz quite enough yet to fully make up my mind.

I really think that Sister Winter and He Woke Me Up Again come in on top of my list.

What’s on yours?


Today is blustery and terribly Melbourne-esque. Spring dropped by to say hello and now he has gone away. Christmas is itching and the giant of mental tasks to slow down is hopping around like a jumping jack only ready to bite in frustration. There are books to be read – undecided, tea to be drunk – when there is milk, endless piles of washing and the gory tiredness that comes from dreaming about spending a whole day cleaning up after someone post sorting out your friend’s wedding dress the morning of their wedding – only in my mind. Why is it that date clashes abound this time of year? And days off still demand task after task, necessary or not. I would like to catch up with slowing down. Perhaps I need to learn to run backwards a while?

Life Words