Joe Jencks

Longest Night of The Year

from Poets, Philosophers, Workers, & Wanderers


Standing in the dark we light a candle

As we hold on to the hope that things will change

That love will lead the way

Back into the light

The heart of winter is upon us

A chill wind touches every bone

Frost grows on the glass

As daylight gives into the night

         

Chorus

But somewhere in the shadows we find faith

That is bold enough to chase away our fears

On the longest night of the year

There are days that we remember

When the sun shone brightly in the sky

When all the world was new

And storm clouds passed us by

But summer travels toward the winter

Through autumn’s colors as they fall

As we strain to remember the sound

Of the songbird’s call

The promise of spring

Still lives within us

Even when

It seems so far away

We hold hands and walk together

Not knowing where the path will lead

As we dare to hold out hope

In our time of need

And somewhere in the shadows we find faith

That is bold enough to chase away our fears

Yes somewhere in the shadows we find faith

That is bold enough to chase away our tears

On the longest night of the year

© 2013, 2017 - Joe Jencks, Turtle Bear Music, ASCAP

updated: 8 months ago