230. Joyful Is the Dark

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Text Information
First Line: Joyful is the dark
Title: Joyful Is the Dark
Author: Brian Wren (1986)
Publication Date: 2013
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Topic: Christian Year: Nativity/Christmas; Christian Year: Easter Vigil; Christian Year: Resurrection/Easter (6 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1989 Hope Publishing Company
Tune Information
Composer: Carlton R. Young (1990)
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: © 1990 Hope Publishing Company

Text Information:

This text opens each stanza with a line inspired by the phrase "joyful darkness far beyond our seeing," which the author used in another text about the same time (see no. 760). Its numerous biblical images include Genesis 1:2, Exodus 20:18-21, 1 Kings 8:10-13, and Psalm 18:8-12.

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