Tuesday, December 5, 2017

"O Holy Darkness, Loving Womb" Music Video to tune of O Little Town of Bethlehem", Ideal for Advent/Christmas Meditations
"O Holy Darkness, Loving Womb"--new lyrics inspiring racial justice, care of Earth, gender justice, healing, and affirming the sacredness of all--set to the tune of "O Little Town of Bethlehem." Ideal for Advent meditations and Winter Solstice. Vocal Artist: Shannon Kincaid; Lyrics: Jann Aldredge-Clanton; Visual Artists: noted in credits and other images from public domain; Musicians: noted in credits. "O Holy Darkness, loving Womb, who nurtures and creates, sustain us through the longest night with dreams of open gates. We move inside to mystery that in our center dwells, where streams of richest beauty flow from sacred, living wells. Creative Darkness, closest Friend, you whisper in the night; you calm our fears as unknown paths surprise us with new sight. We marvel at your bounty, your gifts so full and free, unfolding as you waken us to new reality. O Holy Night of deepest bliss, we celebrate your power; infuse us with your energy that brings our seeds to flower. The voice out of the darkness excites our warmest zeal to bring together dark and light, true holiness reveal. O come to us, Sophia; your image, black and fair, stirs us to end injustice and the wounds of earth repair. The treasures of your darkness and riches of your grace inspire us to fulfill our call, our sacredness embrace." Words © Jann Aldredge-Clanton, from "Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians" (Eakin Press, 2006) Fuller information about visual artists can be found on my website:

1 comment:

Teresa Keogh said...

What beautiful words!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to go home and play it on my guitar! Thank you so much for posting it. Are there any more contemporary Christmas like that: new words to old melodies?