Bishop John Shelby Spong ~ June 16, 1931 – September 12, 2021
Bishop Spong provided a much needed place for those of us who did not connect with traditional theology. We love you Bishop Spong. You will be missed! Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s, Morristown, NJ and at St. Paul’s, Richmond, VA. Dates and times will be announced as soon as they are available

O child within the Christmas scene

From the Boundless Life collection

O child within the Christmas scene

Come play with us today.

Melt all the ice within our hearts

And warm us as we play.

Help us to sing the Christmas song

And dance the Christmas Way.

 

O may we hear the cattle speak

For Earth that’s raped for gain.

O may we share its brokenness

And work to ease its pain.

Through our compassion’s power to heal

This sacred Earth again.

 

O may we touch the mother love

Of Mary in our hearts,

A Mary with a justice call

Unmasking deadly arts

And in their place embrace the ways

To heal the severed parts.

 

Text and Music © William Livingstone Wallace.

Click here to see the score:  Wallace.O Child Within the Christmas scene (Awareness)

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Click here to see the score:  Wallace.O Child within the christmas scene (God Rest You)

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