Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Dorothy Sayers (1893 – 1957) was a well-known British author, translator, and Christian humanist. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories--and also her songs. Here is one of them.

Christ walks the world again, His lute upon His back,
His red robe rent to tatters, his riches gone to rack,
The wind that wakes the morning blows His hair about His face,
His hands and feet are ragged with the ragged briar’s embrace,
For the hunt is up behind Him and His sword is at His side,…
Christ the bonny outlaw walks the whole world wide,
Singing: “Lady, lady, will you come away with Me,
Lie among the bracken and break the barley bread?
We will see new suns arise in golden, far-off skies,
For the Son of God and Woman hath not where to lay His head.”

-Dorothy Sayers, Catholic Tales and Christian Songs

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