December 21st, 2005

Winter trees

Song for the Day

When I sang with the church choir there was a song we sang during Advent that I liked a lot. I still think of it this time of year, especially on the Solstice.

God of day and God of darkness, now we stand before the night.
As the shadows stretch and deepen, come and make our darkness bright.
All creation still is groaning for the dawning of your might.
When the Sun of peace and justice fills the earth with radiant light.

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Part of what I like about the song is the limited reference to a specific deity. Other than the Christ in the third stanza it is a fairly generic song of praise to a higher power. I also am partial to the acknowledgment that light and darkness are part of the whole of creation.

Peace to all on this day (and night).