This weeks' words are hallowed, skill, blasts, hunt, stained, shallow, thrill, whack, unfolds,centre, dabble and reveal. I have omitted 'whack' as it didn't seem to go with the subject matter of my piece!
An expectant congregation sits swathed in tinted sunbeams drifting from the glorious stained glass which punctuates the dark yet hallowed walls of the ancient building. As the organist’s fingers lightly dabble the ivory keys, a shallow mantle of delicate tones creates a serine and tranquil tone. And then, hush. Gradually, in the distance, the dulcet tones of mellifluous voices reach heavenward. Then a blast from the organ and the melody of a much loved hymn fills every corner. A line of sombre ecclesiastics processes down the nave followed by a score of choirboys and lay clerks, their gowns of red and white illuminating the scene. They burst into joyous song from the centre of the cathedral as they shuffle towards the quire. They reach their stalls then turn toward the worshipers and a divine harmony unfolds to thrill all who witness it. Once again their God given skill has hunted out and found the souls of all around and raised them to another level.
Glory be, Amen.