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Turn to the Light: Lenten Devotions

Friday, April 8

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I love the joining of this beautiful photo—taken by songwriter, photographer, and peace activist Jerry Leggett of Hawaii—with the lyrics to a hymn written in the early 20th century by Ida L. Reed of West Virginia. As different as these setting are, both capture ways in which nature and people turn to the light—a thought that undergirds the biblical passages in this week’s blog posts.

From “Lift Thy Face to the Light,” by Ida L. Reed (1906)

Lift thy face to the light,
Lift thy face to the light,
Soon all clouds will pass away,
Soon will dawn the perfect day,
Lift thy face to the light!

Kathy Pomroy is director of organizing at Bread for the World.

Photo: Jerry Leggett ©2011, used with permission.

 

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