‘This will in time be over and then what? What have we learned? I am almost 83 years old, I will die. The cause of death is birth. The only real things in life are food and love, in that order, just like our little dog Ruby, I really believe this and the source of art is love. I love life.’
birth and death,
what’s between keeps the boards apart.
That’s what matters,
how we fill life’s sandwich. (AP)
1 Let us reach beyond the winter
through this dark, depressive gloom,
may the light of Christ come shining
into every shuttered room.
2 May the sunshine of the spring time
warm each frozen heart and mind,
melting prejudice and anger
by love faithful, strong and kind.
3 Now profound anticipation
wakens hope and offers grace,
as we press, with God beside us,
to the future we must face.
4 God who shares our darkest moments,
God of harmony and praise,
lead us on until you greet us,
God the goal of all our days.
Andrew Pratt (born 1948)
© 2004 Stainer & Bell Ltd
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Tune: LOVE DIVINE (Stainer)
Words © 2004 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England, http://www.stainer.co.uk.
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