Another huge hit, this time by Bernadette Farrell. You can hear the original here. We do it a little faster and with more enthusiasm. This solo version takes some liberties with the timing but is OK. This version is probably too fast, but the crying baby makes it for me.
It can purchased for download at OCP.
We often don’t get past the first three verses, which is a pity, as the text is worth singing the whole song and it is a justly popular hymn.
Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people,
light for the world to see.
Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your church gathered today.
Longing for peace, our world is troubled.
Longing for hope, many despair.
Your word alone has pow’r to save us.
Make us your living voice.
Longing for food, many are hungry.
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us your bread, broken for others,
shared until all are fed.
Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us your building, sheltering others,
walls made of living stone.
Many the gifts, many the people,
many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another,
making your kingdom come.
© Bernadette Farrell 1993.
Here’s another experiment using a VST instrument for the melody line: