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Before the Day Star

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A hymn to the unassailable worth of the human person: if I was ever asked to render my (oft forgotten and largely un-practiced) credo in a song, this would be it.

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before the day star you were formed in the womb
by the light of the Spirit warmed
before flesh and blood were stitched to bone
before the day star you were known

before the day star you were willed
then by breath and being filled
in that unseen place where you would grow
before the day star you were known

before the day star you were made
no accident, no mistake
you say your mama barely knew your dad
before the day star you were planned

before the day star you were conceived
in the mind of God, to be received
into the waiting arms of all that is
before the day star you were his

you are the meeting place between dust and grace
the infinity of heaven, the lines of time and space
the apple of all-seeing eyes
before the day star you were prized

before the waters split into sky and sea
before the day star you were called to be
a ray reaching back to that ageless light
which before the day star was burning bright….

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from Where The Galleon Sank, released February 10, 2017

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KOBO TOWN Toronto, Ontario

Founded by Trinidadian-Canadian Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town is named after the historic neighborhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born. Kobo Town takes the intricate wordplay of Caribbean music and runs it through a 21st Century filter. In the world of Kobo Town calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic instrumentation meet innovative production techniques, social commentary and indie rock attitude. ... more

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