Like a fire so it shines
Bright against the empty dark
Dividing into perfect two
And with light, so then color
A splendid texture rich with hue.
This flame it burns against the cold
Against the snapping madness of the unknown
It warms the blood and stills the mind
And calls the trance upon our kind.
A dance… around the fire
Sweat slick thick upon my skin
I take a torch and place it in.
Taking fire from the gods
I hold aloft the sacred flame
A lantern in the velvet night
And so I learn the ancient dark terrain.
Triple Will my compass true
My life a vessel for Your power
Descend with heart of coal aflame
And let me come to know this flower.
High above it blooms so bright
Like a beacon in the night
To hold at bay all shade and fright
And grant the power of the sight.
Beyond the Outer Darkness comes,
the wraith, like curled gray smoke appears
into the mirror of midnight
I scry what lies beyond our fears.
And now I dance again around
This growing fire of which we tend
That seeds a hundred little flames
As next they come with torch in hand.
And soon one day they dance away,
With lanterns set against the night
To carry then their precious flame
To share their sacred light.
And though they’ve come, and though they’ve gone
A hundred times upon and more
And though they’ve lit their darkened homes
Still we tend this sacred fire.