Hymn for Lent (Day 23): Bless now, O God, the journey
This hymn is not particularly connected to today’s readings, but it seems meet and right for our Lenten journey. Thanks to Barbara for emailing the suggestion.
Bless now, O God, the journey that all your people make,
the path through noise and silence, the way of give and take.
The trail is found in desert and winds the mountain round,
then leads beside still waters, the road where faith is found.
Bless sojourners and pilgrims who share this winding way;
your hope burns through the terrors, you love sustains the day.
We yearn for holy freedom while often we are bound;
together we are seeking the road where faith is found.
Divine eternal lover, you meet us on the road.
We wait for lands of promise where milk and honey flow,
but waiting not for places, you meet us all around.
Our covenant is written on roads, as faith is found.
Words: Sylvia Dunstan (1955-1993)
I didn’t think I’d find this one in video form, but you never know what the Interwebs can reveal. Enjoy.