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notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK
Saturday, November 06, 2004Highlights of a low-lit week The Dears [hear it].
Discovering The Dears has been a highlight of my week. Another highlight - an email from Pat, who rediscovered me after five years via a search engine. She has also penned a deeply poignant lyric, which John Bell put to music, a standout song on the latest Wild Goose music collection, I Will Not Sing Alone. Like The Dears' song, it gives pure voice to the spirit emerging, bruised, from anguish:
In this darkness
I do not ask to walk by light;
but to feel the touch of your hand
and understand that sight is not seeing.
In this silence
I do not ask to hear your voice;
but to sense your Spirit breathe
and so bequeath my care to your keeping ...