Remembering with gratitude a wonderful musician (he played at my wedding 25 years ago) and a lovely man, who died yesterday in South Africa. He was organ scholar at University College Durham when I was a post-grad there, and we continued to cross paths for a good few years afterwards, losing touch when I moved from London, but reconnecting last year via FB.
I'm glad to have known him, gladder still to have sung for him - and saddened that his music is stilled.
Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening
into the house and gate of heaven,
to enter into that gate and dwell in that house,
where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light;
no noise nor silence, but one equal music;
no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession;
no ends nor beginnings, but one equal eternity;
in the habitations of thy glory and dominion,
world without end.