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The Christ Hymn

Richard Rohr’s Meditation
Science: Week 1
Saturday, November 7, 2015

I invite you to take all this heady information and experience it at the heart level through music, poetry, and paintings. The song, by Living School alumnae, creatively renders the hymn from Colossians 1:15-20 (Common English Bible):

The Son is the image of the invisible God,
the one who is first over all creation,
Because all things were created by him:
both in the heavens and on the earth,
the things that are visible and the things that are invisible.
Whether they are thrones or powers,
or rulers or authorities,
all things were created through him and for him.
He existed before all things,
and all things are held together in him.
He is the head of the body, the church,
who is the beginning,
the one who is firstborn from among the dead
so that he might occupy the first place in everything.
Because all the fullness of God was pleased to live in him,
and he reconciled all things to himself through him—
whether things on earth or in the heavens.
He brought peace through the blood of his cross.

Enjoy a short video of the song, “The Christ Hymn,” by Alana Levandoski, paintings by Julie Ann Stevens.




“The Christ Hymn,” from the album Behold, I Make All Things New, was composed by Alana Levandoski. Poetry contributions were written by Malcolm Guite, Scott Cairns, Joel McKerrow, and Luci Shaw. Paintings by Julie Ann Stevens, The full album is available at

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