Easter Vigil: A Night Song
The Mystery of the world
O mighty Night, is breaking in upon
With a thin and silver light, Night. Look.
It pierces to your
heart. A sudden cry
Shatters your silent waves, O sea of
LUMEN CHRISTI! rides triumphant on your waves.
The Mystery of the
world, O mighty Night,
Is breaking in upon You.
The History of the world,
O mighty Night, sings itself
Your age old silence, Silent
The pageant of the sons of men thunders
Down the ages from pages of
the book of time,
O Timeless One, Silent One, Mighty One,
The History of the world sings on You
Night, sings on You tonight.
The Waters of another World
Break their dams and rush to laver You,
Night, savor You, save You.
Waver not, Night,
One has come mightier than You. Be
Tenderly, Mighty One. You will be as a new born
rosy springtime dawn, Night,
You are made holy, Night, to hold
ransomed world in Your arms.
The History and the Mystery of the world,
O tender Night, have broken in upon You.
The ransomed world is in Your arms tonight.
Sister Thomas Roberts,
Student, Mt. St. Scholastica College
Atchison, Kansas 1959