Season of Light
O all the world this season doth see the heavens turn
From one face to another while stars do constant burn.
No difference in the darkness — night warm or winter-stern —
For timeless and together we all wait for light's return.
For some this is the season of blessing and rebirth;
Some celebrate with stories of wisdom and of worth;
With fasting and with feasting, with miracles and mirth;
Some mark the wheeling cosmos and dance upon the earth.
O light the lamps, the candles, the fire blazing bright;
Lift hands and hearts and voices, let joy and hope ignite!
Diverse traditions shape us, all beacons in the night,
So let us stand together, rejoicing in the light.