Jan 13 – “When Thou commandest me to sing”

Wednesday,  January 13 — Singing before God

Many people have posted to the list about Gerry Stockhausen’s passing.    Thank you.    Today’s post remembers that Stock sang and played a 12 string guitar.  Lots of times.

Have a blest day.

john sj


Today’s post:  Rabindranath Tagore

When Thou commandest me to sing
it seems that my heart would break with pride
and I look to Thy face
and tears come to my eyes.

All that is harsh and dissonant in my life
melts into one sweet harmony
and my adoration spreads wings like a glad bird
on its flight across the sea.

I know Thou takest pleasure in my singing
I know that only as a singer I come before Thy presence
I touch by the edge of the far spreading wing of my song
Thy feet which I could never aspire to reach.

Drunk with the joy of singing
I forget myself
and call Thee friend
who art my lord.

Tagore  Gitanjali  # 2


ps  Next week the Jesuits of UDM will celebrate a memorial mass remembering his presence at UDM.  Details follow.

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