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We Walk Today in Darkness

We walk today in darkness,

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1996)
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

We walk today in darkness,
each waiting for the light
of Love that works for justice
and seeks to make things right.
We wait, sometimes forgetting
we do not wait alone,
that others long for justice
and blessings yet unknown.

We walk today in darkness,
our purpose unfulfilled.
We do not do for others
the good that God has willed.
We do not offer kindness
to those who wait in need,
nor justice to our neighbors
in every word and deed.

We walk today in darkness,
our vain hearts filled with shame.
We follow our own footsteps
and not the Spirit’s flame.
Self-love bedims our vision,
self-interest clouds our sight,
and good intentions vanish
like shadows in the night.

Lord Jesus, light our darkness;
with joy dispel our gloom.
Prepare us to receive you,
and in our lives make room
for humble, loving-kindness,
for just and honest ways,
that we might walk together
in Love-illumined days.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We walk today in darkness,
Title: We Walk Today in Darkness
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1996)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English

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Come Away with Me #13

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Sing Justice! Do Justice! #10

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