Awaiting His Arrival: From Weeping to Salvaged

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And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed 35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.
Luke 2: 33-35

 

Lacrymosa
Dolorosa
Voca Me
Libera
Salva Me

You are the voice that calls in the silence
You are the light that shines in the dark
You hold me if I were falling
Hear me if I am calling
Salva Me

You are the words of the song
Lacrymosa
You are the light
Dolorosa
You are the music that plays
Voca Me, Libera
You are the voice
Salva me
You are the day

Lacrymosa
Dolorosa
Voca Me
Libera
Salva Me

You are the words of the song in the sunrise
You are the music that plays at the dawn
You hold me in any sorrow
See me through every shadow
Salva Me

You are the words of the song
Lacrymosa
You are the light
Dolorosa
You are the music that plays
Voca Me, Libera
You are the voice
Salva me
You are the day

Lacrymosa
Dolorosa
You are the voice that calls in the silence
You are the words of the song
You are the light
You are the voice
You are the music that plays
You are the voice
You are the light
You are the day
~adapted for Libera from Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals (Aquarium)

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Awaiting His Arrival: From Weeping to Salvaged

  1. Lovely, Emily.
    The juxtaposition of Saint-Saens’ lyrics, “Libera” (free) and “Salva me” (Save me) with your use of the word “salvaged” (rescued, reclaimed) is perfect and more definitive here. It adds so much more to the total meaning of this meditation and broadened my understanding of what Saint-Saens said so plaintively. For me, it further explains the mystery and the necessity for Jesus’ atoning death much more fully and makes the concept easier to grasp (if that is possible for a mortal to do).

    Lovely, too, is your homage to our Mother Mary and to her suffering.
    Thank you.

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