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Notes on the Notes – December 21, 2016

Longest Night/Blue Christmas Service

“Where Two or Three are Gathered” (MV #14)

“Where two or three are gathered in my name,
I am there, I am there.”

Hear the song at:  https://youtu.be/26xik5R19j0

“Don’t be Afraid” (MV #90)

“Don’t be afraid.
My love is stronger, my love is stronger than your fear.
Don’t be afraid.
My love is stronger and I have promised, promised to be always near.”

Hear the song at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoYKTFe9dVw

“And When You Call for Me” (MV #96)

“And when you call for me, I have already answered.
And when you call for me, I am already there.”

“In the Bleak Mid-Winter” (VU #55)

“In the bleak mid-winter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;

Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
in the bleak mid-winter, long ago…”

Watch a beautiful instrumental version by Loreena McKennitt:

“Wait for the Lord” (VU #22)

“Wait for the Lord, God’s day is near.
Wait for the Lord, be strong, take heart.”

“In the Quiet Curve of Evening” (VU #278)

“In the quiet curve of evening,
in the sinking of the days,
in the silky void of darkness, you are there.

In the lapses of my breathing,
in the space between my ways,
in the crater carved by sadness, you are there.

You are there, You are there, You are there.

In the rests between the phrases,
in the cracks between the stars,
in the gaps between the meaning, you are there.

In the melting down of endings,
in the cooling of the sun,
in the solstice of the winter, you are there.

You are there, You are there, You are there.

In the mystery of my hungers,
in the silence of my rooms,
in the cloud of my unknowing, you are there.

In the empty cave of grieving,
in the desert of my dreams,
in the tunnel of my sorrow, you are there.

You are there, You are there, You are there.”

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