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“Walking into Darkness”

“Walking into Darkness” is a song by Jacob Slichter, with words adapted from the poem “Love is a Stranger” by Sufi mystic and poet Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī as well as line from the song “What a Wonderful World,” (written by Bob Thiele and George Weiss and originally performed by Louis Armstrong).

Here are the lyrics:

Walking into darkness
Water flows from life
Night is a companion
For travelers full of light

High above the travelers
The moon shines cold and bright
Casting all its shadows
Through the sacred night

It is sung over a shruti on the silver setting (C and G) and can be sung in one or two parts that overlap as this recording illustrates.

Posted in: Songs We Sing

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