Central Michigan University Women’s Chorus performing in 2011.
There’s more theology to be unpacked here than is regular for our Sunday feature, but it won’t be unpacked by me! The poem that was set to music was itself written to accompany this crayon and colored pencil image, Eve and Mary, by Sister Grace Remington:
And the poem is by the late Sister Columba Guare who was in the same Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey in Iowa.
My mother, my daughter, life-giving Eve,
Do not be ashamed, do not grieve.
The former things have passed away,
Our God has brought us to a New Day.
See, I am with Child,
Through whom all will be reconciled.
O Eve! My sister, my friend,
We will rejoice together,
Life without end.
A little background and an MP3 file for the song can be found at the site of the composer here. This recording is of the premier of the song in Glasgow (2007), and is more refined musically (but it’s not on Youtube!). Worth downloading and checking out! I encountered the song, poem and picture some years ago when I followed a trail of links to a post by The Anchoress.