And draw us near, And bind us tight… with Leonard Cohen






These are the words of Leonard Cohen to introduce If It Be Thy Will

"It was a while ago faced with some obstacles that I wrote a song, well it’s more of a prayer and I’ll give you the first few lines and then Neil Larsen on the NNB3 and the Webb sisters will unfold the song
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"

My voice be still as it was before is in a way where we are, Leonard Cohen's voice is now still but in this song he already invited others to unfold his prayer for him, now is the time he was spoken for and that we pick up his prayer with our own true voice from our own broken place let us unfold the prayer...
"...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"

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