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Each Winter as the Year Grows Older

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:41 am
by riki63
Sang this at church last night, reminded me of a friend. Wanted to share with them.

Each Winter as the Year Grows Older

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:43 am
by SingerForGod
EACH WINTER AS THE YEAR GROWS OLDER
By William & Annabeth Gay

Each winter as the year grows older,
We each grow older too.
The chill sets in a little colder;
The verities we knew
Seem shaken and untrue.

When race and class cry out for treason,
When sirens call for war,
They overshout the voice of reason
And scream till we ignore
All we held dear before.

Yet I believe beyond believing,
That life can spring from death:
That growth can flower from our grieving;
That we can catch our breath
And turn transfixed by faith.

So even as the sun is turning
To journey to the north,
The living flame, in secret burning,
Can kindle on the earth
And bring God's love to birth.

O Child of ecstasy and sorrows,
O Prince of peace and pain,
Brighten today's world by tomorrow's,
Renew our lives again;
Lord Jesus, come and reign!

Each Winter as the Year Grows Older

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 5:18 am
by Guest
This is one of my favorite hymns. It's beautiful in a somber way and the words ring true.

Each Winter as the Year Grows Older

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:14 pm
by Guest
I love this hymn. I was lucky enough to solo this hymn as a cantor for religious services years ago. After twenty years I still sing the song to myself during advent and other times during the year.

Each Winter as the Year Grows Older

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:35 pm
by Guest
amazing song.

Each Winter as the Year Grows Older

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:36 pm
by Guest
i have to write a report on this song and what it means any ideas?

Each Winter as the Year Grows Older

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:25 pm
by Guest
Many hymns are inspiring in many ways but I cannot think of another that pulls together so eloquently our personal, social, and spiritual struggles with such a vivid backdrop of Nature. Hauntingly hopeful. Truly inspired.