Sunrise and sunset

Sunrise and sunset, Lord,
Are an illusion –
Moments in time,
Wherever we may be;

For your sun burns,
Unceasing in the heavens,
While earth spins us around it
Constantly.

So we move from light, Lord,
Into darkness;
From darkness back to light,
Day after day;

And, likewise, we must face
Our inner darkness,
As well as brighter times
Along our way.

There may we rest,
In stillness and in silence,
Safe, Lord, in the shadow
Of your wing;

For night shines bright as day
To you, their Maker,
So, even in our darkness,
We can sing.

References

I form the light and create darkness (Isaiah 45:7; NIV).

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

He uncovers mysteries hidden in darkness; he brings light to the deepest gloom (Job 12:22; NLT).

Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10; NIV).

Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).

How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 36:7; NLT).

To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you (Psalm 139:12; NLT).

Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness “night” (Genesis 1:3-5; NLT).

Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 63:7; NLT).

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