Wonderful Story / In The Turning

Wonderful Story (intro, followed by  “In the Turning”)
Bret Hesla © 2015
[short call/response intro to be sung before the song “In the Turning“]

Leader: We’re a part of a wonderful story

All: A story that started in darkness

Leader: We’re a part of a beautiful song

All: that began long ago in the silence

Leader: And each night we return to the darkness

All: Each night we return to the silence

Leader: to be renewed by the Teller of the story

All: And restored by the Singer of the song

[segue into the song In The Turning]:

In the Turning
Bret Hesla © 2015

1. In the turning of day back into evening,
In the turning of light back into gray,
In the turning of business into pleasure,
In the turning of struggle into play,
In the turning of planning into dreaming,
In the turning of sunlight back to stars:
Turn us back to you.
Turn us back to you,
Ever Turning Love.

2. In the turning of springtime into summer,
In the turning of dormant into grown,
In the turning of flower into fullness,
In the turning of harvest into home,
In the turning of scarlet into snowfall,
In the turning of winter into mud:
Turn us back to you.
Turn us back to you,
Ever Turning Love.

3. In the turning of crude ore to invention,
In the turning of engine into rust,
In the turning of handshake into ally,
In the turning of empire into dust,
In the turning of enemy to neighbor,
In the turning of greed to common good:
Turn us back to you.
Turn us back to you,
Ever Turning Love.

4. In the turning of expert into mentor,
In the turning of upright into hunched,
In the turning of now into forgotten,
In the turning of body into mulch,
In the turning of memory into meaning,
In the turning of sadness into song:
Turn us back to you.
Turn us back to you,
Ever Turning Love.

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This is a short call/response intro section that leads into the song “In the Turning.” I’m especially thinking of an evening service. It includes again some non-stale language in place of “God.”

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