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Onward Into Night

A wise man guides a lost soul through the wilderness. His companion stops and asks where they’re going. He pauses and looks deep into her eyes. The road is broken and overgrown, the destination is not clear. He assures her they’re exactly where they need to be. Being lost is an essential part of the journey.

They continue, embracing the beautiful uncertainty of the winding path. They hear strains of song from the old monastery in the distance, the voices echoing from the stone building to the somber cliffs. They walk together from the lakeshore toward the tall mountains.

Onward Into Night is the fifth song on Noah Blumenfeld’s EP Shine. The song starts with voices calling in the evening stillness, then builds to a gospel-style chorus with organ and choir. It climbs to a trumpet solo before descending into gentle piano and voice, a reminder of the final stage of our journey toward the highest peak.

Onward Into Night

Time’s a broken road
It’s hard to know which way to go
Look carefully and you can see 
Exactly where you are
 
The journey seems too far
The road is overgrown
Be brave and take your next step

Walk through life, walk through love
Remember the old neighborhoods where we grew up

Walk through death, walk through time
We won’t know where we’re going until we arrive

In this cycle without end we can try to find the start
You said don’t try too hard because the truth might break your heart

Along the road are laughing lambs and crying apple trees
God’s poetry encoded in everything we see

Walk through life, walk through love
Remember the old neighborhoods where we grew up

Walk through death, walk through time
We won’t know where we’re going until we arrive

Our paths will lead from shore to peak
Somewhere along the way we’ll find exactly what we seek

We’ll take the leap from the highest heights
And land in outstretched hands that lead us onward into night

Onward into night
Onward into night