Saint Augustine, The Exultant:
This is the Night,
Which throughout the world
Frees all who believe in Christ
From the vices of their time-shackled existence,
From the lightless dungeon of sin,
And restores them to grace: unites them to holiness…
Saint Ambrose, 4th poem:
O mystery great and glorious,
That mortal flesh should conquer death,
And all our human pains and wounds
The Lord should heal by bearing them…
For this prayer I melded a few ancient prayers and hymns together for an Easter song.
The Night that Darkness Fled is the seventh in a series of brand new meditative worship songs called Morning Prayer.
Music and Lyrics by Justin James Sinclair
Performance by Brother James (ha, they’re the same guy)
Audio and Video by Caleb Parker
This is the night that is truly blessed when Heaven and earth are wed And all are made right by the pillar of fire and darkness is destroyed O mystery great and glorious, That mortal flesh should conquer death, And all our human wounds and cuts A man should heal by bearing them. Christ has conquered, Glory fills us Darkness vanishes forever The risen Savior shines upon us Darkness fled in fear of light This is the night that was clear as day. And is all our joy and light Oh holy night that dispels the dark and washes guilt away and casts out all our hate our innocence repaired the mourners given joy and peace on earth Behold how man, though crushed by death, Arises now to live with Christ, While death, repelled and robbed of might, By it’s own sting of malice dies . Christ has conquered, Glory fills us Darkness vanishes forever The risen savior shines upon us Darkness fled in fear of light And this is the judgement: darkness could not stand When light won on that night.
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