from by Jeff Johnson




1: a space of partial illumination (as in an eclipse) between the perfect shadow of all sides and the full light. 2: a surrounding or adjoining region in which something exists to a lesser degree.
– Webster's Dictionary

And for all I can tell, the only difference is that what many see we call a real thing, and what only one sees we call a dream. But things that many see may have no taste or moment in them at all, and things that are shown only to one may be spears and waterspouts of truth from the very depth of truth.
– From Till We Have Faces, C.S. Lewis

Shadow growing longer in this room of mine,
Shadows on the ceiling in this room of mine.
And I see that nothing's left to chance in its flickering advance,
But somehow I thought it never could reach me.

Shadows growing longer in this heart of mine,
Shadows on the walls of this heart of mine.
And I see that all the reasons why the seasons should go by so slowly, Are that I might live to be.

Shadows growing longer in this life of mine,
Shadows at the doorstep to this life of mine,
And I see Him knocking at the Door, but I'm afraid no more,

For this life is but the shadow of a brighter world,
So far away,
A new Creation is unfurled
Where shadows dance around the New Jerusalem
At Home at last. . .
at Home at last.

Acta est fabula

By Sandy Simpson
© 1983 Sola Scriptura Songs (BMI)
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from Shadow Play, released March 15, 1983


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Jeff Johnson

ArkMusic recording artist, composer, producer, and Selah worship leader has released numerous solo recordings along with collaborations with Irish flutist, Brian Dunning inspired by Stephen Lawhead's novels and guitarist, Phil Keaggy. View Jeff's complete discography here: ... more

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