- (Posted 2014-12-14) CPDL #33692:
- Editor: Thurlow Weed (submitted 2014-12-14). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 20 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Title: A font evokes the womb of God
Composer: Thurlow Weed
Lyricist: Michael Hudson
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn for Lent, Lent II Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)
Original text and translations
1 A font evokes the womb of God,
a place the soul takes form
in rhythm with the pulsing heart,
kept safe and fed and warm.
2 But soon enough the water breaks
and sleeping souls, uncurled,
are pushed with unrelenting will
into a waiting world.
3 Unlike the warm, sustaining womb,
this hard demanding earth --
is a terrifying gift,
the miracle of birth.
4 But baptized, born of God we are;
the new imprint is deep,
and children who awake to God
will not return to sleep …
5 But seek to grow as all things grow
and trust what grace assumes --
that time will manifest the Life
received within the womb.
From Songs for the Cycle ©2004 by Michael Hudson.
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Used by permission.