Bearing Witness: The Chief End
21st May 2020

In 2019 SAW released a publication. The publication was the outcome of many months of self reflection and careful consideration, within it’s pages we sought to explore and explain what SAW is, what it has been, and what it aims to be as an organisation. There are several essays within it that explore different aspects of our thinking and practise- here is one of them.

Our chief end stands: to glorify by strength,

by heart, by spirit, You, who made all things.

To glorify, by my uncertain soul?

What expectation hangs on that weak form.

When gazing on your triune purity,

all moving fulcrum of the eternal dance,

my songs, my words, my actions all fall still,

like laplets lost against a granite face.

I turn, despairing, from the glory seat,

to find my murdered king has gone ahead

to stand beside the alien and oppressed,

the widow and the orphan in their plea.

This glory daring deep to blood and dust

demands my obligation, holds my trust.

Huw Evans -a longstanding friend of SAW. He was PROCESS Writer in Residence 2018 -19

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