Richard Shindell

The Dome

from Careless

Across the dome of deepening blue
Enrobed in heaven's flowing air
Arise ye stately measured lights
Swing ye silver sensor moon
Swing ye silver sensor moon

Begin ye mysteries of night
Who bow in self-forgetfulness
Exult in silent burning joy
Praise the uncreated light
Praise the uncreated light

Thy silent song I cannot hear
Though long your priestly dance observed
Yet deep to deep it speaks to me
An echo of the living word
An echo of the living word

One night the clay shall leave my ears
One night this earthen vessel break
And I shall join with burning joy
His praise in thy unending song

Across the dome of deepening blue
Enrobed in heaven's flowing air
Arise ye stately measured lights
Swing ye silver sensor moon
Swing ye silver sensor moon

Credits:

(Jeff Wilkinson & Brian Martin - Red Truck Publishing, BMI)

updated: 12 months ago