I am fully into this Summer of Hymns! Thank you to those who have already submitted hymns. To those who haven’t - there’s still time! To those who submitted anonymously, - how would I know if you submitted again? I will reveal that of all the submissions I have, I received only 1 with a little snippet about why that hymn was chosen. I love all the choices and can come up with my own stories and understandings about why your choice is important. The congregation might find closer connection or further depth if you were to offer your own stories... Feel free to continue offering up your favorites and your reasons!
I offer another writing from unfoldinglight.net by Steve Garnaas-Holmes:
O Thou Mysterious Love, hold me.
When I cannot stand, be the ground that holds me.
When I have fallen apart, be the gravity that binds my pieces.
You are the Presence I do not see, cannot feel, the Steadiness that lets me tremble.
You are the darkness I stumble through; you are the way and the not knowing.
You are the well of my tears, the soft place for me to fall.
You guard my tenderness, and defend my wholeness.
You are the fiber of my making, the love that brings me through.
You keep me in your hands; you bear me on your hip.
Hold my shattered fragments in your hands, until I am ready to be made new.
Wrap my unknowing in your arms of darkness until my dawn is ready to rise.
Holy One, Creating One, I am your Beloved.
I am yours. I am yours.
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