Through the darkness and fear
I have come to see clear,
that the shadows of death
could never conquer the day. (Sade Rissanen)
On the other hand, he said that the second half, with some sing-alongs of some old Christian hymns seemed trite under the circumstance.
I was particularly touched by the sermon. The pastor spoke about/to each confirmand’s strengths and heart, telling us all that confirmation is not a graduation but a commissioning.