What I Hear by Jasmine Wilson

By on April 26, 2017 in News & Musings

During a time of change at Zion, I have been listening to the various things people have told me.  There have been discussions about darkness and light, which are a fairly good metaphor for feeling bittersweet.  I wrote this song to validate everything I hear: uncertainty, sadness, hope, resilience, trust, and faith.  I was inspired to write a song for Zion as a way to remind everyone that Zion will always be Zion.

What I Hear

In darkness, I taste salt.
I am unsatisfied; I long for more.
The door is closed.
My existence is finite.
Fear consumes the space.
I look for light in the night sky
Stars twinkle as hope,
A reminder of something less finite,
For even stardust brings new life

Community searching is a process
For there are so many qualities
And humans are not perfect
But if there is warmth, love,
And unconditional acceptance,
Then we are all blessed.

In light, I am full of joy
I feel unity within.
All life is full of truth,
And I know my journey is never-ending.

And I am not afraid.
Light and dark depend on one another,
For darkness feel so much more real
When one knows the light.
And light is so much more satisfying
After a journey in the dark.

Community growing is a process
For there are so many qualities
And humans are not perfect
But there is warmth, love,
And unconditional acceptance,
And we are all blessed.

I believe in a higher power,
One whose love fills my beating heart.
One whose grace is eternal
The complexity and beauty
Are just as real as His light,
The beautiful flame.

And what I hear is hope
And I hear the people cry;
Voices afraid and uncertain;
But I also hear strength
I also hear resilience.
I hear the voices of Zion.

Community growing is a process
For there are so many qualities
And humans are not perfect
But there is warmth, love,
And unconditional acceptance,
Then we are all blessed.

Jasmine is our very enthusiastic and very talented music director. We at Zion fell in love with her immediately.

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