Monday, June 23, 2008

The gift of a song...

The retreat is over! It was wonderful. I loved having complete silence in the house!

During the retreat I prayed before choosing the Readings for the Mass of my Profession day. Then, another day I was tring to choose the music. One of my readings is from the Book of Hosea. I did not want the song we all know..."Come back to me, with all your heart.." I feel it is too sad. So, half joking, half hoping I asked God before going to bed, "Could you gift me with a song tomorrow?" and then went to bed. The next day, the song came. The words and the music for it. Right now it has been recorded and Sr. Rose Miriam will help me with the notation. Then Sr. Therese Ann will help me with parts for clarinet and flute. I love community! There's always someone who knows how to do what you don't know how.

Here's my song:


Remember, oh Israel, I am the Lord your God, there is no other.
You shall love your God with all your heart ,with all your soul, and
with all your strength.

When you were a child, oh Israel,

I taught you how to walk,

I took you in my arms,

I wrapped you in tenderness.

How could I leave you? How could I abandon you? Oh Israel

It isn’t by chance,

it isn’t by mistake

That I love you,


Get up, then, my love! (the time is right)

It is time for singing, (sing with me)

The song of doves is heard in the fields.

Come out of your hiding, (come with me)

Let me hear your voice, (speak to me)

Let me see your face, my little dove.

Because I will win you back, oh Israel

I’ll take you to the desert,

I’ll speak to your heart.

And there you’ll respond to me (as in your youth)

And I’ll make a covenant with you,

I will espouse you in love and in mercy,

In faith and truth, in tenderness and justice.

I will espouse you in faithfulness today

And you will know that I’m your God,

And you’ll belong to me forever.


I will make rain fall on the earth,

I will gift you with abundance,

I will give you back your vineyards,

And a door of hope.

And in those days, people will say:

Let us rejoice,

Let us be glad,

Let us give him glory!

For the wedding Feast of the Lamb

Has just begun,

And his bride is ready to welcome Him.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Helga, this song is absolutely beautiful! I cannot wait to hear the music that accompanies it.