The Day After the Longest Night of the Year

UUCSR celebrates the Winter Solstice on Friday, December 20.  Saturday, the 21st is the shortest day of the year and that evening is the longest night of the year.  Bright and shining Sunday morning our Choir will perform “Sure on This Shining Night” by James Agee (words) and Samuel Barber (music), a tribute to Winter Solstice.

Sure on this shining night of star-made shadows round,
Kindness must watch me this side the ground.
The late year lies down the north, all is healed, all is health.
High summer holds the earth.  Hearts all whole.

Sure on this shining night I weep for wonder
Wand’ring far alone of shadows on the stars.
On this shining night.


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