Dec 10, 2017

Solstice Blessing

Here’s a blessing for Solstice (the shortest day of the year) or a Blue Christmas or Christmas service. It comes from Roddy Hamilton and the New Kilpatrick Parish Church website.

Solstice Blessing

Sorrow not, the world is wrapped in sleep no longer
Sorrow not, the darkness has length no more
Sorrow not, the light is slowly creeping back
Sorrow not, birth is soon and very soon

Rejoice now, night will soon folded away
Rejoice now, the shadows will turn and shorten
Rejoice now, the time of dark is over
Rejoice now, light is coming into the world

Be now, light within the world
Be now, the curse that has closed the darkness
Be now, the release of life as light returns tomorrow
Be now, the birth place of the child of light

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on the New Kilpatrick Parish Church website. https://www.nkchurch.org.uk/original-liturgy