Thursday, December 13, 2007

Jerusalem, Jerusalem...

This is one of my new favorite songs.

"Jerusalem"
Mirah

We celebrate the wars we've won
The blood of history's ancient sons
We followed judah maccabee
We fought against iniquity
We saved ourselves with help from One
Who loves His children, everyone
Everyone, everyone
Everyone, everyone

So now Jerusalem, you know that it's not right
After all you've been through, you should know better than
To become the wicked ones almighty God once saved you from

The lessons we should learn from all
The fighting in the days of old
When providence was still divine
The sanctuary purified
Let lightning circle all you hold
And don't uproot the olive grove

So now Jerusalem, you know that it's not right
After all you've been through, you should know better than
To become the wicked ones almighty God once saved you from

So now Jerusalem, you know that it's not right
After all you've been through, you should know better than
To become the wicked ones almighty God once saved you from...




Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

1 comment:

JN1034 said...

Very moving song. For the love of the "City of Peace." A great photo of Abraham's children, three very different siblings, three extremely opposing visions of the sacred. For the Jew, God is Torah. For the Christian, God is Jesus. For the Moslem, God is Book. Law versus Human versus Book: To-do or to-be or to-recite. We pray your prayer with you, E.