1055. How Sweet the Darkness

1 When windows that are black and cold
are lit anew with fires of gold;
When dusk in quiet shall descend
and darkness come once more a friend.

2 When wings pursue their proper flight
and bring not terror but delight;
When clouds are innocent again
and hide no storms of deadly rain;

3 And when the sky is swept of wars
and keeps but gentle moon and stars,
That peaceful sky, harmless air,
how sweet, how sweet, the darkness there.

Text Information
First Line: When windows that are black and cold
Title: How Sweet the Darkness
Author: Rachel Bates
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Topic: Humanist Teachings; Celebration and Praise; Gratitude and Thanks (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Jason Shelton, 1972-
Meter: LM
Key: e minor or modal
Copyright: © 2002 Jason Shelton

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