Brothers and Sisters of the Episcopal Church of Northern Indiana,
Grace and peace be with you in Jesus, whose coming we await.
It’s Bishop Doug! I’m here with my friends, Gianna and Nick. We want to offer this advent song for your reflection. Text will be included. So prayerfully listen to this as we offer it to you.
Night of Silence
by Daniel Kantor, copyright 1984.
Cold are the people, winter of life,
We tremble in shadows this cold endless night,
Frozen in the snow lie roses sleeping,
Flowers that will echo the sunrise,
Fire of hope is our only warmth,
Weary, it's flame will be dying soon.
Voice in the distance, call in the night,
On wind you enfold us You speak of the light,
Gentle on the ear you whisper softly,
Rumours of a dawn so embracing,
Breathless love awaits darkened souls,
Soon will we know of the morning.
Spirit among us, shine like the star,
Your light that guides shepherds and kings from afar,
Shimmer in the sky so empty, lonely,
Rising in the warmth of your Son's love,
Star unknowing of night and day,
Spirit we wait for your loving Son.
Blessings this Advent.