NEWS CENTRE

Open the Day – Bring on the Light

OPEN THE DAY: BRING ON THE LIGHT

Hear a thousand voices calling 
Hear the tiny crickets’ chirp.
Hear the silence of the morning,
Hear the new-born baby’s birth
Open the day, bring on the light!

Listen with a heart of loving;
Listen to the hidden pain!
Listen to the Spirit hov’ring,
Listen for a new-born day.
Open the day, bring on the light!

See a vision of tomorrow;
See a vision of today.
Bring the visions close and closer
To a meeting song and pray –
Open the day, bring on the light!

Meet the world with depth of feeling
Meet the earth so fresh and green
Meeting waters flow together
Meeting minds can do the same
Open the day, bring on the light!

Link with Word of Christ among us
Link our hearts and minds’ desires
Break the bread of life and meaning
Bind us to the earth of life
Open the day, bring on the light!

Lighten us to free each other
To be voice and heart and flame
Create a harmony together
Wisdom speaks and gives new life.
Open the day, bring on the light!

Written by Pauline Masters rsm
at Forum for Justice Conference
in Sydney, 1993