James Weldon Johnson: Poet 1938

James Weldon Johnson
Tuesday, June 25, 2019Thursday, June 25, 2020Friday, June 25, 2021
The Collect: 

Rite I:
Eternal God, who gave thy servant James Weldon Johnson a heart and voice to praise thy Name in verse: As he gave us powerful words to glorify thee, may we also speak with joy and boldness to banish hatred from thy creation; in the Name of Jesus Christ, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Rite II:
Eternal God, who gave your servant James Weldon Johnson a heart and voice to praise your Name in verse: As he gave us powerful words to glorify you, may we also speak with joy and boldness to banish hatred from your creation; in the Name of Jesus Christ, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Old Testament, New Testament and Gospels readings are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright 1989, 1995, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

The Collects, Psalms and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.