Hymn of Promise

Thanks to a friend's facebook status this morning, this song has been in my head all day. It's one of my favorite hymns, and it seems to have inspired my latest Etsy listings, too. :)

In the bulb there is a flower;  in the seed, an apple tree;

In cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!

In the cold and snow of winter thereโ€™s a spring that waits to be,

Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

Thereโ€™s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody;

Thereโ€™s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me.

From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery,

Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity;

In our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity,

In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory,

Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

(words by Natalie Sleeth)