The Light Falling Upon the Ocean

The Porch of the Lord

Photo by Oi Max Photo by Oi Max

On the ocean, full of shining light, changing the colors of waves–
Oh light, where did you come from and where will you go?
From the hands of God into the deep of human souls.

In a grassland, full of dancing light, which heightens the colors of flowers–
Oh light, where did you come from and where will you go?
From the hands of God into the height of human souls.

Mitsuko Kimura

This poetry was written by Mitsuko Kimura of Japan. The words caused a friend of mine, Yoshiko Umezu, to recall an experience in her youth.  She was visiting her uncle who lived by the sea.  There on the beach, she also noticed beams of light over the ocean, which reminded her of the creation account in the Bible.  Then, being inspired by Mitsuko’s words and her own experience, she set the words to music, equally…

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