Jesus, Filled With Light
Word by radiance rising in the morn –
From evolving hue
Son by sun is transfigured,
And the Un-created is from obsidian born.
Long Thou didst these empty hallowed halls
In leaden gray-glass stare
Keep watch through the dark of night.
But now is color blossoming
In Thy translucent heart –
Oh my Jesus, filled with light!
Jesus filling with light –
To vaulted and buttressed arches
And cold immutable stone give birth;
As what sun that fills the Son
Be’est but a shadow of the One
That bequeaths natal substance to all the earth.
Oh my Jesus, with searing colors
Emblazoning bleached walls
With radiant residue of glory -
Cleave the dark of my mortal heart
With the brightness of Thy rising story.