Savior, in this Holy Darkness

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Original lyrics set to the tune of Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence.

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Savior, in our longing darkness,
waiting in our deepest night,
come and grace our hunger and yearnings;
for we live by hope, not sight.
Christ, we long for you. Come bless us.
Help us all to walk in the light.

Savior, in our lonely darkness
come to us who inwardly mourn.
Raise the love that lies a captive;
mend the cloth that has been torn.
Come to us, O God, with holy love:
wake us with the light of morn.

Savior, in our wounded darkness,
shadowed by our evil ways,
fear and anger and injustice,
violence that shutters our praise,
come, O Christ, and heal our broken lives
with love’s gentle, dawning rays.

Savior, in this deepening darkness,
how we long to see your face!
Yet you move, unseen among us
with your mercy and your grace.
Give us eyes of faith to see you,
hidden in each time and place.

Savior, in this holy darkness,
no one sees the flight of the dove.
No one hears the song of the angels.
Yet there shines a lone star above.
Grant this joy, to know your presence here.
Come and fill our hearts with your love.


The lyrics shown on this page are original lyrics by Steve Garnaas-Holmes, set to the tune of Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence.

These lyrics are free to use or pay-what-you-like to purchase (download includes lyrics in .doc format).
You are permitted to directly copy and paste from this page and print, project, broadcast or otherwise use these materials and this song in worship or whatever way you need.

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