This featured hymn was written by Shelley Jackson Denham: #55, “Dark of Winter.” This is a very comforting hymn, and conducive to meditation and reflection.
Les Tacy, Music Director of Heritage UU Church, performs an instrumental version of this hymn. The lyrics are included below. Feel free to follow along and sing the lyrics as you hear the music played on the YouTube video, Dark of Winter.
Dark of Winter
Dark of winter, soft and still, your quiet calm surrounds me.
Let my thoughts go where they will; ease my mind profoundly.
And then my soul will sing a song, a blessed song of love eternal.
Gentle darkness, soft and still, bring your quiet to me.
Darkness, soothe my weary eyes, that I may see more clearly.
When my heart with sorrow cries, comfort and caress me.
And then my soul may hear a voice, a still, small voice of love eternal.
Darkness, when my fears arise, let your peace flow through me.