9. The Play of the Godhead

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First Line: The play of the Godhead, the Trinity's dance
Title: The Play of the Godhead
Author: Mary Louise Bringle (2000)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 11.11.6.5.11.11
Scripture: Genesis 1:1; Matthew 7:17-20; John 1:1; John 16:5-16
Topic: Christian Year: Trinity; Creation; Gathering1 more...
Language: English
Copyright: © 2002 GIA Publications, Inc.
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Name: PERICHORESIS
Composer: William P. Rowan (2000)
Meter: 11.11.6.5.11.11
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: © 2000 William P. Rowan (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)


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This text gives life to the theological term perichoresis, a mutual, encompassing interaction, sometimes called “the threefold dance of the Trinity.” Stanza two notes various “natural analogies” for the Trinity (steam/water/ice; root/shoot/fruit) that have been found inadequate.


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