Sunday, January 31, 2010

An anthem for weavers and spinners

Hymn #623 in the hymnary of the United Church of Canada (Voices United) is titled, "Dear weavers of our lives' designs." It is a favourite of mine and would serve well as an anthem for weavers and spinners as well as many others.

The words follow:

Dear weaver of our lives design whose pattern all obey,
with skillful fingers gently guide the sturdy threads that will survive
the tangle of our days, the tangle of our days.

Take up the fabric of our lives with hands that gently hold;
bind in the ragged edge that care would sunder and that pain would tear,
and mend our ravelling souls, and mend our ravelling souls.

Let eyes that in the plainest cloth a hidden beauty see
discern in us our richest hues, show us the patterns we may use
to set our spirits free, to set our spirits free.

Words by Nancy C. Dorian, copyright 1992, Unitarian Universalist Association.

We sing it to "Repton".

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