The thick darkness where God dwells

from by Steve Thorngate

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Words & music by Steve Thorngate
after Exodus 20:21

lyrics

The shadows are near.
O Moses, there's no need to fear
Drawing near to the darkness,
The thick darkness where God dwells.
There's nothing to see,
Only hope that you will remain free
From the eyes of the Pharaoh
And the arrow flying by day.

REFRAIN:
In shadow from light,
In color of night,
Drawing near to the darkness,
The thick darkness where God dwells.

The seeds of new birth
Crave the blackest and liveliest earth.
Teeming handfuls of darkness,
Good soil in a garden of love.
The health of the land:
Whole bushels of life in your hand!
Growing deep in the darkness,
The thick darkness where God dwells.

Winter days are so short.
In the nighttime keep watch for the Lord,
Who reverses our vision
With new order that we can't see.
Yet we cry, "Jesus, come!
Here's who needs to be saved; here's who from!"
Learn to trust in the darkness,
Where our God of mystery dwells.

Winter days are so short.
Love the darkness and look for the Lord.

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from After the Longest Night (album & songbook), released October 26, 2018
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Steve Thorngate: vocal, guitars, piano
Sally Thorngate: vocal

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Steve Thorngate Chicago, Illinois

Chicago-based church musician and songwriter. Editor at the Christian Century magazine.

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