Since Ash Wednesday these words have been running around in my head, so I thought I would share them. It is a hymn written by the Priest who was at St. Mary’s Carden Place Aberdeen when I first went there. It is called Columba’s song but I think equally valid for Lent.
Lord, I am standing here so far from home,
Mine is an island that my sins have made.
Calm raging seas that surge around my heart,
You that commanded, and the storm obeyed.
Lord, give me wings to fly above the waves;
In freedom let me seek another land.
Take my poor tokens of your life in me
When like a dove I come back to your hand.
All-seeing Father, Lord of earth and sky,
Christ, son of Mary, who walked on the sea,
Life-giving Spirit, flame of holy love,
Let me dance with you eternally.
Words: Clive Clapson
Tune: Highland Cathedral by Uli Roever & Michael Korb
Winner of St Columba Competition.
Sponsored by the Columba 1997, Inverness Committee