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2 comments on “If it be your will

  1. Tuesday 10th May 2011 at 8:53 am

    Yes. Mortals. How often do we hear that nowadays?

    I’ve had to stop listening to this song. It fills me with sadness. Elegiac sadness, but sad sadness all the same.

    “If It Be Your Will”

    If it be your will
    That I speak no more
    And my voice be still
    As it was before
    I will speak no more
    I shall abide until
    I am spoken for
    If it be your will
    If it be your will
    That a voice be true
    From this broken hill
    I will sing to you
    From this broken hill
    All your praises they shall ring
    If it be your will
    To let me sing
    From this broken hill
    All your praises they shall ring
    If it be your will
    To let me sing

    If it be your will
    If there is a choice
    Let the rivers fill
    Let the hills rejoice
    Let your mercy spill
    On all these burning hearts in hell
    If it be your will
    To make us well

    And draw us near
    And bind us tight
    All your children here
    In their rags of light
    In our rags of light
    All dressed to kill
    And end this night
    If it be your will

    If it be your will.

  2. Tuesday 10th May 2011 at 7:17 am

    For a long time I also had these lines of Leonhard Cohen’s on my home page:

    Let everyone live
    And let everyone die
    Hello my love
    And my love goodbye.

    Can the tragic reality of us mortals be expressed anymore clearly than that?

    (The “mortals” – what a beautiful old word, that has, for obvious reasons, become quite untimely today. It is simply too honest.)

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