A hymn for Passiontide 2020

1 Dark is the night, the passing hours are long,
lone voices whisper sorrow's silent song,
each faltering prayer will fear it's made in vain,
when will we sing the world to life again?

2 Dark is the night; not all are blessed with sleep.
Some wake and work, and some must watch and weep:
angels disguised, they tend a world in pain,
offering the hope that there'll be life again.

3 Dark is the night, the silent hours are slow,
Heaven's tears anoint the suffering earth below,
blessing with dew the secret springing grain,
pledge that the world will soon know life again.

 

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