My sister-in-law sent me some song lyrics she heard performed by a choir several years ago.
She has kept the lyrics to ponder each year and shared them with me, knowing I seek to live a slower life.
The first words are, “Lord, before this fleeting season is upon us…”
Obviously, this fleeting season is already upon us. Already fleeting.
Nevertheless, the message is good, even now, even in the midst of the season:
Lord, before this fleeting season is upon us,
Let me remember to walk slowly.
Lord, bless my heart with love and with quiet.
Give my heart a leaning to hear carols.
Grace our family with contentment,
And the peace that comes only from You.
Lord, help us to do less this busy season;
Go less; stay closer to home; kneel more.
May our hearts be Your heart.
May we simply, peacefully, celebrate You.
Lord, Before This Fleeting Season
Text by MaryAnn Jindra; set to choral music by Libby Larsen.
May we walk slowly and do less.
May our hearts be His heart.
May we this day, this moment…simply, peacefully, celebrate Jesus Christ.
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Revisited from the archives.
So lovely and perfect for this season. Wishing you much peace and contentment over the next few weeks, friend:)
Ann Kroeker says
Thank you, Kimberly. Same to you.
I have been saying for days, “I want these days to slow.” I love this Ann. It touches my heart – a heart longing to savor the days and all this season means.
Ann Kroeker says
Maybe we should all print it out and tape it several key places, like on our mirrors to remind us in the morning and our dashboards to remind us when we’re running around town!
I’m trying sooo hard to go slow. But it seems I get left behind.
David Rupert says
Ah, this makes me feel suddenly calm. I needed this reminder…