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SONG FOR THE WINTER SOLSTICE: IN A WINTER’S DREAM


Light comes up on the timberline

From the sun stirring in the eastern sky

The calm and coolness of the morning time

Shimmering down the trees to my eyes


Eternal years on the golden stream

Time stands still for a moment in my mind

On the timberline, on the timberline


The mystic mood of a winter’s dream

With the stars like jewels shining in the midnight sky

A thousand million in the endless stream

Each one beckoning me to fly


To a true land on the golden shore

With a healing and a power to redeem

In a winter’s dream, in a winter’s dream


In a winter’s dream you can see it all

Stars are shimmering, life is lingering

"From eternity you cannot fall,"

I said back to you as I recall

In a winter’s dream, in a winter’s dream


Light comes up on the timberline

On the timberline

On the timberline


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Ann says: I’ve been a fan of Christian actor and musician Bill Kaffenberger since his first CD was released in 2007. His music can be purchased here.  I love the way this song reveals something most of humanity shares— a vision of the divine in nature.

Says Bill: The Song In a Winter’s Dream is one of my favorites.  One night myself and two other musicians were driving back from Harrisonburg to Richmond, Virginia through the mountains on an extremely dark and cold winter night.  We stopped on the highest overlook near the peak that we could find.  It was a clear night, every star was visible well beyond what could be seen on a normal evening.  We were all overwhelmed by the power and beauty of God’s creation, so much so that after a time we were overcome with emotion and simply could not look any longer.  On reflection during this holiday season, I see the light from the stars as symbolic of Jesus Christ, Son of God, the true light that came into the world to save a lost humanity (see The Gospel of John, Chapter 1).  It was an awesome experience that I cannot even begin to adequately describe in the course of one short song.  Over thirty years since I still vividly remember it.”

(P) and (C) 2008 William Kaffenberger Jr/Loving Kindness Music BMI.

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WINTER WOODS WORSHIP (Click to Play)

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I fly sometimes 
Through the frozen trees 
In the winter woods 
In their robes of white 
Chanting silently 
In the winter woods 

Like a forest abbey choir 
Whispering hymns of snow and ice 
In Excelsis to the cold 
And Hosanna to the sky 
Hosanna 

And holy trees 
They know when I’m 
In the winter woods 
And they bid me to sing 
And I comply 
In the winter woods 

But I stumble in my turn 
Because I cannot find the words 
In that church of birch and pine 
The only word that comes to mind 
Is “beautiful” 

Like a forest abbey choir 
Whispering hymns of snow and ice 
In Excelsis to the cold 
And Hosanna to the sky 
Hosanna 

So quietly 
I sing “beautiful” in the winter woods 
And the trees agree 
They all agree 
In the winter woods 
We all agree 
In the winter woods 

Amen. 
Amen. 

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(Snowy Forest Wallpaper from lvluvlagwme.wordpress.com.  Winter Woods written and performed by Peter Mayer).

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