Joe Jencks

playFlame In The Darkness 4:38

from The Candle And The Flame

I wrote this song while on retreat in northern California. Peter Alsop and Holly Near invited several artists to spend a week reflecting on the role of art and music as instruments of healing and transformation. I met many good people that week who helped open my heart. Thanks to Lexi for the time by the river. Thanks to Peter for the invite to Otter Space. Many happy returns!

There's a flame in the darkness
Burning deep within our hearts
In the love that grows between us
This is where the journey starts
There is hope in the stillness
There is solace in our friends
In the love that grows between us
This is where the isolation ends

Come full circle in a moment
Hold no shame in what you feel
This old world will keep on turning
And our broken hearts will heal

When the rain falls around you
Like your solitary tear
In the love that flows between us
Know that thunder holds no fear

In the struggle you hold sacred
When the arrows pierce you through
In the love that flows between us
May your courage be renewed

There is music in each silence
There is promise in each day
In the love that holds between us
May we always find our way

Come full circle in a moment
Hold no shame in what you feel
This old world will keep on turning
And our broken hearts will heal

There's a flame in the darkness
Burning deep within our hearts
In the love that grows between us
This is where the journey starts

There is hope in the stillness
There is solace in our friends
In the love that holds between us
The sacred journey never ends

copyright 2007 Joe Jencks

updated: 7 years ago