The night was still dark and cold but the lights shone on the hill. Advent is not a time of celebration, but a time of waiting and yearning for the promised light. We contemplate the darkness in our world and in our lives and wait for the Saviour who illuminates the path to eternal peace and joy.
Veiled in Darkness Judah Lay
Veiled in darkness Judah lay,Waiting for the promised day,While across the shadowy nightStreamed a flood of glorious light,Heav’nly voices chanting then,“Peace on earth, good will to men.”
Still the earth in darkness lies.Up from death’s dark vale ariseVoices of a world in grief,Prayers of men who seek relief:Now our darkness pierce again,“Peace on earth, good will to men.”
Light of light, we humbly pray,Shine upon Thy world today;Break the gloom of our dark night,Fill our souls with love and light,Send Thy blessed Word again,“Peace on earth, good will to men.”
Douglas L. Rights