Wednesday, August 5, 2009

to Heaven

I'm not actually sure where I first heard this piece of music, but I know it was in my high school days, and I'm almost positive I didn't participate in the performance (which leads me to believe it was the mens' arrangement that I first heard). Either way, the lyrics and beauty of the song have stayed with me since. The song is full of depth and requires time for pondering. The lyrics are potent, and so profound. Enjoy!

In my heart's sequestered chambers lie truths stripped of poets' gloss
Words alone are vain and vacant, and my heart is mute
In response to aching silence, memory summons half-heard voices
And my soul finds primal eloquence, and wraps me in song

If you would comfort me, sing me a lullaby
If you would win my heart, sing me a love song
If you would mourn me and bring me to God,
sing me a requiem, sing me to Heaven

Touch in me all love and passion, pain and pleasure
Touch in me grief and comfort, love and passion, pain and pleasure

Sing me a lullaby, a love song, a requiem
Love me, comfort me, bring me to God
Sing me a love song, sing me to Heaven

words: Jane Griner
music: Daniel

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