How will a poet describe the morning time
„The dawn of eternityLight from the uncreated light "This is how an old hymn begins. The first verse was written by Christian Knorr von Rosenroth in the 17th century and there are people who still like to sing the song at the beginning of the day.
The dawn of eternity, light from the uncreated light,
send us your rays this morning
and by your might drive away our night.
Morning Glory of Eternity / Cologne Cathedral Music / Carus 2.160 / 99
I like the end of the stanza: "And drive away our night by your power." How good it is in the morning. Away with the shadows of the night. Away with the fears that hold me prisoner Away with the worries that grow beyond me in the night - a new day is dawning! The light in the morning reminds me that even the darkest night has an end and that there is something reliable: because tomorrow is sure to come.
The poet Christian Knorr von Rosenroth speaks of a completely different light; of the light of the uncreated light. Originally it was called light from unexhausted light. There is the word creation in there. What is meant is the light that was there before the world existed. A light that has shone from the beginning and which, unlike the sun, which burns for three billion years, never goes out. A light without a beginning and without an end. I not only trust this light to drive away the shadows of the previous night. That is what natural light does too. The light that the song speaks of is much stronger. It shines beyond our world and our time.
Theology has used this image for Christ since the dawn of Christianity. Christ himself is the light that can illuminate even the darkest night that we know - death.
When I sing the song in the morning, I remember that God carries me and my life. I know that I have been accepted as a person and trust that God can illuminate every darkness - no matter how black the night that surrounds me may be.
The morning is a new beginning - it still contains all chances and hopes. For my day, but also for my life. The song speaks of this trust and this deep confidence - for me especially in the jazz version of the singer Michaela Steinhauer (Misha).
Come, you bright and morning star
Out: Misha / Doxology (CD title) Archive number: M0317039 (AMS)https://www.kirche-im-swr.de/?m=19176
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