Tuesday, 21 December 2010

The Song of the Angels -- by Howard Thurman

Howard Thurman: from Wikipedia
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among peoples,
To bring the music of love to all our hearts.

A musical setting by Elizabeth Alexander. Thurman studied under Rufus Jones, was a longtime member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and greatly influenced Martin Luther King. Thanks to Lynne Phillips for this reference.

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