Sun, rise and welcome the new day I have dreaded
Love, rise and stand in the gap of my silent fears
I watch the sunrise because I long for your warmth
River, rise and carry away this ache of sorrow
Love, rise and wash over me with wonder
I come to the water because I miss you
Song, rise and swell my heart with stubborn hope
Love, rise and free my tongue from its mantra of shame
I brave the song because I need a lullaby
Wilderness, rise and strip death bare of its lush ivy
Love, rise and stretch toward life with joyful growth
I wait beneath the tree because I am lost
Moon, rise and invite in the rest I have resisted
Love, rise and baptize my skin with your blessing
The refrain — “Love, rise” — is influenced by India.Arie’s song “River Rise,” on her album Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics.
Good Morning Rachel,
I went to your blog this morning, hoping that you might have posted something.
My heart feels so sad for everything that happened in our country on the 6th. I feel the sorrow of many on that day who feared for their lives, for those who died and for the “state of mind” of so many who , to me, violate God’s love.
I got up just in time to see “a bit” of the sunrise. I was so thankful to see it THIS morning. It was comforting. The rising sun brings hope.
And so I so appreciated your words this morning…
“Sun rise and welcome the new day…
“Love rise and stand in the gap of silent fears…
“River rise and carry away the ache of sorrow…..
Thank you. I was hoping to “hear your voice” today. Your words are a comfort and provide warmth , God’s love, on this day.
Blessings to and on you.
~ Ann Kent