As one disciplined, Spirit led
Who has learned true patience
Fruit grown from trial to common trial, Shepherd led
Tested and refined as precious metals,
He listened to his God and learned
The treasured value of life, all life
Rooted, hidden within a new, tender heart
A mind renewed, spirit made fresh in rebirth
New life, the world, the earth
Heaven above, the stars spread about as ancient signs portrayed
A spoken pageantry of creation from beginning to end;
The Voice from the Third Heaven calls his name, and he hears,
A Father for His son,
A Lord for his beloved servant.
A child of heaven walks this earth
One of the chosen, one of the many called from every nation and tongue,
Yes, one who has learned to wait
With power and authority at his fingertips
A life now compelled by holy love
Kept strong by divine peace, wisdom at rest within.
*Peace to all who light those special candles.