Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts

Norm Walker

The Sun is Returning

(words and music by Norman G. Walker - 1993 © SOCAN)

When the hills are asleep and the winding waters froze
And the fields and meadows are covered with snow
And the nights are longest, it’s soon that you will know
That it’s time that the sun is returning.

So gather and share all the fruits of the land
Blend your voices and join your hands
In season’s circle, in celebration stand
To know that the sun is returning.

In spring we watch for the crocus to unfold
At midsummer’s morning we’re strong and we’re bold
But at longest night-time, when winds are hard and cold
We pray that the sun is returning. … Chorus

Our seasons passing in pleasure and in pain
All things in circles, and thus they remain
And so this circle will now begin again
For we know that the sun is returning. … Chorus 2x

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