Anthem 
Language: English 
Like sleepers, we drift down Night's cold corridors, 
Unseeing, unhearing, unfeeling. 
Then, in the distance, a ray of light 
Appears, growing into a brightness
As white as an angel's wings. 
And in its celestial glow 
Our lives are forever altered.

This radiance is love 
And in our illuminated souls 
A new knowledge is formed. 
Fantastic landscapes appear; 
Choirs of Cherubim intone 
A music never heard before: 
While compassion unveils a world 
Of warmth, kindness, unselfishness, and care.

Love is not consolation. It is light.
It is a light acquired by patience and pain,
Doubt and understanding, sorrow and forgiveness.

Encircled by torch-bearing angels 
Banishing the dark. 
We are transformed, 
Transformed and Enlightened by these blessed 
guides of love.

Love is light.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2010-12-17
Line count: 24
Word count: 121