Tom Mousin writes an Advent poem every year to go with the Advent calendar he designs and gives away for free. Peter composed this piano/SATB setting of the poem for the Guilford (VT) Community Church, UCC Christmas Eve Youth Choir. It is performed here by the Starry Mountain Singers, Cora Kelly soloist.
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.