Midnight Sharpness, Starfields, Fading
This hymn is found at #181 in Voices United, the Hymn and Worship book of the United Church of Canada.
Words: Neil Lemke Music: David Kai Tune: Tashme
Midnight sharpness, starfields, fading, creeping hues engulf the east,
strips of gravecloth cloud reflecting faintest lines in crimson grey.
Herald Dawn's first heartbeat glowing, blood-red streaks of fire flow
'cross the fields of furrowed labour, signs of living, promise, hope.
Cold of winter, dark of evening, cannot crush the light-seed sown,
flames on frozen, dew-wrapped grasses, sparkling tears of Joy Unknown:
Christ is risen! Christ is risen! Shout O skies! Rejoice O fields!
Hallelujah! Jesus! Saviour! Let the Bells of Morning peal!
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