We Walk Today in Darkness

We walk today in darkness,

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

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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 United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk 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: D
Language: English


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