TURN ON THE LIGHT

December 3 , 2018 /

TURN ON THE LIGHT

Advent, which began yesterday, is about the adventure, the anticipated arrival of the Light, whether Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas or Diwali, just celebrated. These are holidays, holy days. Holy means simply, “set apart.”

Here are the lyrics from a piece of music which Alexa played for me this morning:

This one was sung by Ella Fitzgerald and it’s a gem:

Brighten the corner where you are!
Brighten the corner where you are!
Someone far from harbor “you” may guide across the bar;
Brighten the corner where you are!
Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do,
Do not wait to shed your light afar,
To the many duties ever near you now be true,
Brighten the corner where you are.
Brighten the corner where you are!
Brighten the corner where you are!
Someone far from harbor “you” may guide across the bar;
Brighten the corner where you are!
Here for all your talent you may surely find a need,
Here reflect the bright and Morning Star;
Even from your humble hand the Bread of Life may feed,
Brighten the corner where you are.
Brighten the corner where you are!
Brighten the corner where you are!
Someone far from harbor “you” may guide across the bar;
Brighten the corner where you are!
(Songwriters: Robert Lee Black / Charles Hutchison Gabriel / Ina Duley Ogdon / R Price
Brighten the Corner Where You Are lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc)
 

 

Comments (2)

  1. I think you brighten everyone’s corner where you are. Thanks for being one of the lights in my constellation. Happy Christmas season to you and your family.

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