Taking the light out
Into the darkest corners of soul-earth
To disperse the disease of shadows
Which saps, disarms, despoils
The bed of hopeful seeds.

Taking the light out
From the great light, Lord, that is source
Of Your love, that energizes being,
Which arms us with Your holiness
Makes us Yours.

Lord, as Your torches we will move
Across the dark highways of antipathy,
Flames of Your passion, reflections of Your light:
Candle people.