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Lydia McCauley and Kurt Scherer are owners of STONEHOUSE ARTIFACTS, offering Treasures from Colonial India. Online Here.

Our shop is located in Bellingham, Washington. We welcome you to come and visit our small estate, enjoy the grounds and share a cup of Chai.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Solstice Song

The Darkness Holy

O Blessed is the darkness holy
Bless the branches and the holly
O Bless the child
The light eternal
Born in the dark
The dark of winter

The trees are bare
And void of lifeblood
The birds in air
No song for singing
Yet in a manger
Cold and lowly
A little child
Like us born holy

Light the candles in the window
Bring the boughs around the mantle
Sing together, voices slowly
Find the graces of the lowly
The Mother maiden
Father Joseph
Light the fires and flames so holy
Light eternal turns again
Life divine doth grow within

- Words by Lydia McCauley, Copyright 2006

- Winter photo by Lydia McCauley