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Just beautiful.  I am very blessed to live where I do.


Night has fallen:

God our maker, guard us sleeping.



Thank you for the night,
the sign that day is done,
that life is meant to rest
and sleep to come.

Thank you for the quiet
as silence scatters sound,
while God, in both,
is waiting to be found.

Thank you for the dark
to compliment the light,
as insight, open-eyed,
replaces sight.

Thank you for the word,
which darkness can't contain,
that life, laid down,
is raised to life again.

Thank you for the night,
a measure of your care.
In darkness, as in light,
you, Lord, are there.

John Bell (born 1949) and Graham Maule (born 1958) from The Courage to Say No
© 1993 WGRG, Iona Community

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