“No Scenes of Stately Majesty” was written following the huge outpouring of grief during Princess Diana’s funeral in September 1997. The sleeve notes by Graham Kendrick have this statement: “After watching the moving scenes following the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, I began to reflect on the events of the first Easter.” We love being topical on this channel, so posting this video as we come up to Easter weekend.
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Written by Graham Kendrick
Copyright © 1997 Make Way Music
No scenes of stately majesty for the King of kings.
No nights aglow with candle flame for the King of love.
No flags of empire hung in shame for Calvary.
No flowers perfumed the lonely way that led Him to
A borrowed tomb on Easter Day.
No wreaths upon the ground were laid for the King of kings.
Only a crown of thorns remained where He gave His love.
A message scrawled in irony – ‘King of the Jews’ –
Lay trampled where they turned away, and no one knew
That it was the first Easter Day.
Yet nature’s finest colours blaze for the King of kings.
And stars in jewelled clusters say, ‘Worship heaven’s King.’
Two thousand springtimes more have bloomed – is that enough?
Oh, how can I be satisfied until He hears
The whole world sing of Easter love?
My prayers shall be a fragrance sweet for the King of kings.
My love the flowers at His feet for the King of love.
My vigil is to watch and pray until He comes;
My highest tribute to obey and live to know
The power of that first Easter Day.
I long for scenes of majesty for the risen King.
For nights aglow with candle flame for the King of love.
A nation hushed upon its knees at Calvary,
Where all our sins and griefs were nailed
And hope was born of everlasting Easter Day.
Performed by Wellspring, Recorded live at Spring Harvest 1998
Lead Vocals: Sally Thornton / Richard Williamson
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