In honor of the birthday of American poet Sara Teasdale (1884-1933), here is a choral setting by Susan LaBarr of her poem “Grace Before Sleep.”
How can our minds and bodies be
Grateful enough that we have spent
Here in this generous room
This evening of content?
Each one of us has walked through storm
And fled the wolves along the road;
But here the hearth is wide and warm,
And for this shelter and this light
Accept, O Lord, our thanks tonight.