Weep Not for Me

From the Boundless Life collection

“Weep not, weep not for me*
Daughters of Israel’s womb;
Weep for yourselves”, said Christ
“Not for my cross or tomb”.

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In the darkness of my spirit

From the Boundless Life collection

In the darkness of my spirit
When my blindness masks my sight
I will dance! dance! dance!
I will sing! sing! sing!
Of the coming of the light.

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If Passion Urges Us (St. Michael and the Dragon)

From the Boundless Life collection

If passion urges us to take
Our inner dragon’s life;
If we think Michael’ s sword of force
Can quell our inner strife

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When I pray to you for help, O God

From the Boundless Life collection

When I pray to you for help, O God,
Do I hope that you will intervene,
Treating me as powerless as a child
Who can do no more than kick or scream?
As a human being come of age
Help me work with you to earth each dream.

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Who is this Herod in my heart

From the Boundless Life collection

Who is this Herod in my heart
That seeks to kill the child?
It is the one who measures life
Till all is weighed and filed;

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I am greater than my thinking

From the Boundless Life collection

I am greater than my thinking
Or the follies of my heart,
I can grow in self awareness
That promotes a brand new start,

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When we discern Earth’s fractured face

From the Boundless Life collection

When we discern Earth’s fractured face,
When parts diverge to form extremes,
Can joining hands suffice to build
A world fulfilling Gospel dreams?

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We are always part of the other

From the Boundless Life collection

We are always part of the other
And the other is part of our-self
For nothing is as simple as it seems.

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Tiptoe, softly, gently

From the Boundless Life collection

Tiptoe, softly, gently
To the Christmas stall;
Space where hope is singing
Peace on earth for all.

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God is present in each baby

From the Boundless Life collection

God is present in each baby
And throughout all time and space,
In the chaos and the order,
In each tender touch and face.

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Amid the many thoughts

From the Boundless Life collection

Amid the many thoughts
Of what we each might be
What images can help us live
With hope and dignity?

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Celebrate at Christmas Time

From the Boundless Life collection

Celebrate at Christmas time
Light that only dark can birth,
Light in every baby’s eyes,
Gift of darkened realms of Earth.

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