Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Rune of Hospitality

Who will I feed? Who will I offer drink? Who will I offer music? Who will I serve?

I saw a stranger yestereen;
I put food in the eating place,
drink in the drinking place,
music in the listening place;
and in the sacred names of the Triune God
he blessed me and my house,
my cattle and my dear ones,
and the lark said in her song:
Often, Often, Often,
goes the Christ in a stranger's guise.

Music by Alfred Houkom
I believe this selection of music is sung by the Dale Warland Singers from the December Stillness CD.