sby Melodius Monk
The Christmas season is full of all types of carols and hymns. Many of these songs’ texts we sing every year, but among the refrains and verses we know by heart, are some beautiful images. I’ve strung together a few of these phrases from well known songs; phrases that had me pause. I hope I can hang on to their substance and discover more of their mystery going into this new year. My hope for this year is to live life not being afraid to love! A Happy New Year to everyone!
Who then shall stir in this darkness?
God will give himself into our lives
Meek souls will receive him
Where charity stands watching
and faith holds wide the door,
Bringing God’s love and power.
O Renew us, Lord, we pray
with thy spirit day by day
Let every heart prepare him room
This child, this little helpless boy,
shall be our confidence and joy!
O Hush the noise and cease your strife
He comes to make his blessings flow
He calls you one and calls you all
He hath opened heaven’s door.