the sheer grace!

I played this Taizé song for our prayer group last night. It seemed appropriate for Lent. The words mean, "By night we go, by night, to find the spring (or source). Only the thirst lights our way, only the thirst lights our way." Hear it here: "De noche"

It's inspired by the poetry of John of the Cross, like these lines from his well-known "Dark Night of the Soul":

One dark night,
fired with love's urgent longings
—ah, the sheer grace!—
I went out unseen,
my house being now all stilled.

In darkness, and secure,
by the secret ladder, disguised,
—ah, the sheer grace!—
in darkness and concealment,
my house being now all stilled.

On that glad night,
in secret, for no one saw me,
nor did I look at anything,
with no other light or guide
than the one that burned in my heart.