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Season of Peace

hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

 

All of You Who Walked in Darkness

MENDELSSOHN 8.7.8.7.8.7.7.7 with refrain (“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”)

 

All of you who walked in darkness who have known the fear of night--

Now rejoice and sing with gladness; come and see the wondrous light!

God has turned your tears to songs, lifting burdens, righting wrongs.

God sent us a tiny boy bringing hope and peace and joy.

In one little baby’s birth, God knelt down to love the earth.

 

Still Christ comes to save God’s people, still he comes to those oppressed.

To the folks who toil and struggle, God has sent the very best.

To the young and to the old, to the homeless, tired and cold,

To the lost, to those who mourn, to the world, a child is born.

In one little baby’s birth, God knelt down to love the earth.

 

In this time of celebration, may we show what life can be,

As we care for God’s creation, as we serve the Prince of Peace.

Seeking justice everywhere, lifting burdens others bear,

May we gladly serve and pray-- knowing why we live this way:

In one little baby’s birth, God knelt down to love the earth.

 


Biblical Reference:  Isaiah 9:2-7

Tune: Felix Mendelssohn, Festgesang an die Künstler, 1840,

Arrangement by William H. Cummings, 1856.

Text: Copyright © 2012 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette.  All rights reserved. 

Email: bcgillette@comcast.net   Web site:  www.carolynshymns.com

This hymn, formatted with the music, is available from The Presbyterian Outlook magazine. http://www.pres-outlook.com/


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