The Hallelujah Hymn: A Devotional For Canto Deo

“Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God . . . “– Rev. 19:1 Of all the books of the Bible which convey a theology of song, including the Psalter, it is perhaps the book of Revelation which reveals most vividly the affirmations and...

Song At A Royal Wedding – Psalm 45

“Your throne, O God, will last forever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.” – Psalm 45:6 From the poetry and imagery of this psalm, there can be little doubt that it was a song composed for a royal wedding. The...

The Song Of Lament: A Devotional For Canto Deo

“Hear this word, O house of Israel, this lament I take up concerning you: . . .” Amos 5:1 (NIV) As we continue our Lenten pilgrimage and focus on the passion of Christ, I want to call our attention to a genre of song in the scripture known as the lament....

Quest For The Divine Path

(This was the fourth meditation for the Lenten Service of Motets and Meditations March 16 and 18, 2018) I will lift up my eyes unto the hills from whence comes my help. My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip. He who...

The Fourth Love

(This was the third meditation for the Lenten Service of Motets and Meditations March 16 and 18, 2018) 1 John 4: 7-12 In the first epistle of John, chapter 4 and verses 7 to 12 we read: Dear Friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves...

Quest For The Divine Presence

(This was the second meditation for the Lenten Service of Motets and Meditations March 16 and 18, 2018) In the Lenten season we are reminded that our mission on earth is to offer to others God’s gifts of wholeness, healing, and the abundant life. We are called to walk...

The Cruciformed Life

(This was the first meditation for the Lenten Service of Motets and Meditations March 16 and 18, 2018) Matthew 16: 21-26 In Matthew’s Gospel chapter 16 and verses 21-26 we find these words: “From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he...