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.
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.