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We Need New Words to Praise the Silent Night Cosmically!

jimmytst:

I like the ingenuity and humour in the song lyrics as it has been refashioned in recognition of the mystical union between science and spirituality, and perhaps also according to the musical tradition of Symphony of Science’s “We are all connected” which features Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Feynman.

Originally posted on pastordawn:

Silent NightSilent night, holy night is a perennial favourite! T’is the season for nostalgia. But what if we are serious about providing more than nostalgia in our worship? Can we, or do we even dare to offer worshippers new images that endeavour to engage our reality? Can we touch the spiritual but not religious crowds that wander into our sanctuaries seeking an encounter with the Mystery we call God, with a hint of our unknowing. Or are we content to address only the nostalgia seekers with safe images designed only to warm and not excite the imagination? Dare we beckon the nostalgia seekers beyond their memories toward the future? I wonder?  Maybe we can summon up the courage to compromise by simply adding a few new verses?  

The challenge belongs to all of us to write new words to enable us to sing our praise with integrity. Here’s a sample, with thanks to Keith…

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2 comments on “We Need New Words to Praise the Silent Night Cosmically!

  1. Thank you for sharing this. I have placed it on My Awakening Journal and http://www.soulwritings.ca

    • jimmytst
      December 9, 2013

      You are welcome, “Whitebird & Speaks With Wings”. It is good of you to share this delightful version of the christmas carol too.

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