A Light, Gleaming (J. Guy Stalnaker)
- Editor: J. Guy Stalnaker (submitted 2018-09-04). Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 169 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: A Light, Gleaming
First published: 2018
Description: A setting of the Nunc Dimittis text with an original poem by Anne Allen.
Original text and translations
Lord, you now have set your servant free
to go in peace as you have promised;
For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior,
whom you have prepared for all the world to see:
A Light to enlighten the nations,
and the glory of your people Israel.
In the darkness
a light gleams,
a tiny spark
in a shadowy universe,
illuminating the world.
Like the star
the Magi followed,
the Light made flesh
out of chaos
to the ordered glory
of the Living God.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen