I intended to post this on the first Sunday of Advent. That day was when many people lit the Love Candle on their Advent wreaths. Each Sunday [sic] I will write a psalm around that Sunday’s advent word (Love, Peace, Joy, and Hope) and I will write a blog midweek on that word as well. Forgive my lateness. Here is an Advent Psalm: A Song of True Love.
I read where there may be more than 100 million loves songs floating around our world. Do you have a favorite? This colossal number accentuates two things about us. We need love as much as the air we breath. We want to be immersed in love. And are. But much of there love we hear about is powerless. It’s often mere human abstraction. Yet we need love powered by God’s action.
God who sings love:
Love is no tune hummed by stars,
Never reaching our straining ears,
Leaving stilled strings in our hearts,
Nor rendering tenor to our tears.
Love is never a speechless stone,
Forever unmoved and unfeeling,
By Sforzando* shouldered alone,
Fissured only by eons passing.
Love untrue fills our atmosphere.
Leaves us voiceless as an echo.
God of love:
Love true, God, is you and alive.
Who whispered the star-song down
Through the Incarnate baby’s cry,
His carol redeems mournful sound.
Love true forms us from clanging gong
And solo riffs, off-key and glum,
To notes in your re-Creation song
A clear chorus of hope will come.
Your True Love charges our every lung,
Incarnate Lovesong in our chants,
Making worthful the lowest one,
Providing rhythm for the dance.
God of the song:
Tune our hearts to your breath’s melody.
Conduct us with Love’s vital pulse.
The first blog discussing Advent words is Words Wield the Power to Create and Destroy our Lives.