Year C Proper 9: God-mother

Extract from this weeks readings (Isaiah 66:10-14; Track 2):

Thus says the Lord:
“Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her,
all you who love her;
rejoice with her in joy,
all you who mourn over her –
that you may nurse and be satisfied
from her consoling breast;
that you may drink deeply with delight
from her glorious bosom.

For thus says the Lord: …
As a mother comforts her child,
so will I comfort you;
you will be comforted in Jerusalem.”

Children of the promise, your God
lifts you up as a nursing mother
comforts her child;
her nipples cracked and bleeding, she
pours out her blood like milk,
washes your face in her tears.

She will not lay you down
until you are satisfied; she
will not give you up until
you are filled
with the goodness she
created for you.

Children of the promise, your God
sings you lullabies of sweet surrender;
binds you with tenderness to her breast.

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