So Far From Home (piano/unison)
So Far From Home (piano/unison)– poem by Tom Mousin, music by Peter Amidon.
When Peter Amidon received Tom Mousin’s annual advent poem last December he wrote this unison/piano setting for a Guilford (VT) Community Church, UCC Advent service The recording of this piano/unison version is by members of the Starry Mountain Singers and some other singing friends.
So Far from Home
Tom Mousin, 2015
So far from home we make our way together, yet alone.
Behind, the world we know and love, ahead, a new unknown.
We did not choose this time or path, but now as night draws near;
We seek a place of warmth and rest, oh, do not turn in fear!
Some bread, a bed, a birthing stool is what we need tonight.
We stand before your door and knock. Is yours a welcome light?
Yes, I’ve the heart, the home, the life that opens wide the door,
To greet the stranger, friend or foe that welcomes Christ once more.