God’s Promise

Years ago when I was a ‘spiritual seeker’ and consuming all manner of spiritual-religious content online, from dharma talks to Catholic apologetics and Asatru podcasts, I found some sermons and choir recordings online from a Unitarian Universalist organization. They had a performance of “God’s Promise” which I found beautiful despite not being anything approaching a believer back then. I saved it, and in time that website disappeared. I’ve been wanting to post it to youtube so people can enjoy it, so…that’s done. The photos in these are taken from my instagram, queencityson, and are mostly from spots in central Alabama. I tried to include just shots that overwhelmed me at the time. The song has been on my mind today as I reflected on the hardships, losses, triumphs, and moments of joy from the last year.

“I never did promise you crowns without trials

Food with no hard sweat, your tears without smiles

Hot sunny days without cold wintry snows

No vict’ry without fightin’, no laughs without woes

All that I promise is strength for this day

Rest for my, worker, my light on your way

I give you truth when you need it, my help from above

Undying friendship, my unfailing love.”

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2 Responses to God’s Promise

  1. grllopez says:

    That was really encouraging…the pictures were beautiful. Thank you.

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