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The Candle Song (Like a candle flame)

A reflective song written as part of The Gift, a Christmas street musical, this song began to find a role in Christmas celebrations. Lyrically it sought both to evoke and remind.

Graham says 'The Christingle tradition of lighting candles is a vivid symbol of the entry of light into darkness, I also wanted to explore the Incarnation and pre-existence of Christ' 

Like a candle flame
Flickering small in our darkness
Uncreated light
Shines through infant eyes

God is with us, alleluia (Men)
God is with us, alleluia (Women)
Come to save us, alleluia (Men)
Come to save us (Women)
Alleluia! (All)

Stars and angels sing
Yet the earth sleeps in shadows
Can this tiny spark
Set a world on fire?

Yet his light shall shine
From our lives, Spirit blazing
As we touch the flame
Of his holy fire

Graham Kendrick
Copyright © 1988 Make Way Music,
www.grahamkendrick.co.uk

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