*For David: who taught all our hearts to sing.
Rising early from his slumbering place,
He strides across the vast expanse;
A Happy Bridegroom beaming with joy.
Strength and beauty fill felicitous steps;
Darkness flees the burning presence—
His flaming sword rends night asunder.
Dawn finds a new day in his warm embrace;
Our Father’s gift; the Prodigal Sun.