Good Shepherd Sunday
In preparation for Good Shepherd Sunday (tomorrow), Kathy sent me this link to Marian Anderson singing the lovely aria from Handel’s Messiah, “He shall feed his flock.” A week or two ago, the 70th anniversary of her famous concert at the Lincoln Memorial was celebrated by, among others, Denyce Graves. This was the concert that Eleanor Roosevelt arranged after the DAR refused permission for Marian Anderson to sing at their auditorium. One seems to hear the whole history of blacks in this country in her performance of Isaiah’s hopeful plaint for a people in exile.
Here is the biblical verse.
He shall feed His flock like a shepherd; and He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. (Isaiah 40:11)