A font evokes the womb of God (Thurlow Weed)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-14)   CPDL #33692:     
Editor: Thurlow Weed (submitted 2014-12-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 20 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: A font evokes the womb of God
Composer: Thurlow Weed
Lyricist: Michael Hudson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn for Lent, Lent II   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 2014

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Original text and translations

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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.
Church Publishing Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Used by permission.