all around us

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Signs of ending all around us, darkness, death, and winter days
Shroud our lives in fear and sadness, numbing mouths that long to praise.

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Come, O Christ, and dwell among us!  Hear our cries, come set us free.

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Give us hope and faith and gladness. Show us what there yet can be.

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Can it be that from our endings, new beginnings you create?

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Life from death, and from our rendings, realms of wholeness generate?

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Take our fears, then, Lord, and turn them into hopes for life anew:

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Fading light and dying season sing their Glorias to you.

(Hymn 721 in Wonder, Love, and Praise. Words by Dean W. Nelson; Music (Ton-y-Botel) by Thomas John Williams.  For me, the music makes it, and singing it even more so.)

5 thoughts on “all around us

  1. Thank you so much for visualizing the words I wrote over a half century ago now.

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