Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Lyrical Love

When I opened up my blog about 3 hours ago I had so much to write about. In fact, I still do have so much to write about, but I've just spent the past two hours frazzling my brain with college work and writing about my time on Iona for a friends website. I think what I will do is just quote some random bits of songs which have been going round and round in my head for the past few weeks, and then when I find some more time and energy I will at last update this properly. It's not that I don't have anything to say - trust me! - it's just the constraints I have on myself at this moment in time....

"Brother, sister, let me serve you,
let me be as Christ to you;
pray that I may have the grace to
let you be my servant too.

We are pilgrims on a journey,
and companions on the road;
we are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load."

Richard A. M. Gillard

" Gather us in - the lost and forsaken,
gather us in - the blind and the lame;
call to us now, and we shall awaken,
we shall arise at the sound of our name"

Marty Haugen

"Don't worry, worrying won't pay the bills.
I would trade in the view from this mountainside
for some tiny little mole hills...
Don't worry, worrying won't make it all stop.
I would trade in the swell of the ocean
for one tiny little raindrop...
Roll away the stone,
I will roll away the stone,
And set you free."

Karine Polwart

"Beauty is within grasp,
Hear the islands call.
The last mile is upon us,
I'll carry you if you fall.
I know the armour's heavy now,
I know the heart is tired.
It's beautiful just over
The wild mountainside.
Wild and free we roam,
Only a mile to go."

John Douglas/Eddi Reader

"Every word you say I think
I should write down
I don't want to forget
Come daylight
And no need to worry
That's wastin time
And no need to wonder
What's been on my mind"

Joshua Radin

"Do you hear when I call in the midst of wrong?
Do you hear these here words while I sing this song?
Are you caught up in me like I heard you say,
or just some big cashier that I'll have to pay?
'Just want to be not what I am today,
I just want to be better than my friends might say,
I just want a small part in your passions play."

William Fitzsimmons