On Saturday I was reminded of this hymn; the words are just beautiful!
Its title in the Hymnal is 'Slithers of Gold'- very evocative, don't you think?
Today I awake and God is before me.
At night, as I dreamt, He summoned the day;
for God never sleeps, but patterns the morning
with slithers of gold or glory in grey.
Today I arise and Christ is beside me.
He walked through the dark to scatter new light.
Yes, Christ is alive, and beckons His people
to hope and to heal, resist and invite.
Today I affirm the Spirit within me
at worship and work, in struggle and rest.
The Spirit inspires all life which is changing
from fearing to faith, from broken to blessed.
Today I enjoy the Trinity round me,
above and beneath, before and behind;
the Maker, the Son, the Spirit together-
they called me to life and call me their friend.
(by John L. Bell and Graham Maule)
It seems to me that this was written srarting from the words of St. Patrick's Breastplate, which is very well-known to the Irish in general.
See what you think of this post too, if you have time?