O Dayspring

O Dayspring,
splendor of light eternal and sun of righteousness:
Come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness 
and the shadow of death.

You call me from the city scape and hearth
to a spacious inner landscape,
horizon unobscured,
where I can watch the slow crescendo of the dawn.
The steadiness, the sweet return of morning’s child,
hope’s advent,
mysterious, winsome one
wins over the shadows of the night.  

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