Wednesday, 3 February 2010

If it be your will........

Hullo ma wee blog,

Leonard Cohen has given much that I've found inspiring over the years. Poems like "A Thousand Kisses Deep" and "If it be your will" speak volumes on spirituality and the human condition. On occasion when insomnia keeps sleep from me I like to be quietly companioned through the night by music or word to suit my mood. This poem made me reflect a couple of nights ago. Hope you don't mind me sharing.

I've included a performance of the piece from a Cohen concert tour that the lovely G and I went to a couple of years ago now. As a fan of many years standing it was a wonderful experience and one that I'll never forget. Things like that are life affirming.

"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

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.

see you later


Anonymous said...

More & more you & I are becoming real friends Alistair !
I too am a long time fan of the wonderful Lenny Cohen and often, like you, listen to his musical poetry in absolute awe.
I'm your man ! Scudder

Alistair said...

Nah - your cracked!

But its the cracks that let the light in......

Merci Buckets......Al.

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