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Vapor

by The Liturgists

The Vapor EP is available on Bandcamp and iTunes.

Vapor is a liturgy based on the teachings of Kohelet (The Teacher) in Ecclesiastes about the vapor of all things.

To fully experience the liturgy, we recommend making some space where you can devote your full attention to the experience. Both individual and communal engagement is encouraged.  Feel free to use any of this material in your own liturgical contexts and let us know how it works for you!  

To see the "pale blue dot" image that Carl Sagan commented on, click here.   

Thanks to Andrew Arndt for his teachings on the book of Ecclesiastes that helped give shape to this liturgy.

Vapor Lyrics:

Oh the vapor of it all
It's a chasing of the wind
The powers of the earth so pale and thin
We will set our hearts on you again

Heaven taunts the hearts of men 
We can feel it from within 
The beauty of it all
The mystery
The swelling of a voice 
A rising sea

Holy 
You oh God are Holy
Trees clap their hands for you
Oceans they dance for you
You are holy 

Oh the mystery of it all
I can never peer within 
I'll never find the words or understand 
The fullness of a God
Become a man

Holy 
You oh God are Holy
Trees clap their hands for you
Oceans they dance for you

You are holy 
Infinite and holy
A billion suns rise for you
Clouds paint the skies for you
Mountains stand tall for you
Valleys bow down to you
Everything rising to 
Sing all our songs for you

Holy 
The impossible and holy
Kings become fools for you
Kingdoms to ruins for you
Vapor finds ground in you
Music finds sound for you
Everything rising 
Everything rising 

Come like dawn 
Like waves
Like sunlight 
Bring this world to life 

Come like rain 
Like breath 
Like springtime
Bring this world to life