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Lilt: “In Him No Darkness At All”

Dr. Diamond has composed a large number of special therapeutic songs which he calls lilts. Like his original artwork and photography, his lilts are created with the specific intention of raising the Life Energy of the performer and his audience.
 

1. Summer suns are glowing
over land and sea;
happy light is flowing
bountiful and free.
Everything rejoices
in the mellow rays;
all earth’s thousand voices
swell the psalm of praise.

2. God’s free mercy streameth
over all the world,
and his banner gleameth
everywhere unfurled.
Broad and deep and glorious
as the heaven above,
shines in might victorious
his eternal love.

3. Lord, upon our blindness
thy pure radiance pour;
for thy loving-kindness
make us love thy more.
And, when clouds are drifting
dark across the sky,
then, the veil uplifting,
Father, still thou nigh.

4. We will never doubt thee,
though thou veil thy light;
life is dark without thee,
death with thee is bright.
Light of light, shine o’er us
on our pilgrim way;
still go on before us
to the endless day.

Walsham How (1823-1897)

 

Sung by Susan Diamond

Click here for sheet music

Commentary: Walsham How was a English bishop and hymnodist is perhaps best remembered for the hymn “For All the Saints, Who from their Labours Rest,” which is still part of the Anglican hymn repertoire. The joyful “In Him No Darkness At All” first appeared in a hymn collection in 1871. As a bishop whose province of the working class East End of London, How worked tirelessly to help the lives of the poor, especially women and children.

(More lilts here)

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