August 5, 2009

Your Heart Today

I had forgotten how moving this song was until I watched Dulce sing it again during Cory Aquino's funeral mass. YOUR HEART TODAY was written by Fr. Manoling Francisco, S.J. for Ninoy and Cory Aquino. Here's a recording by the Ateneo Chambre Singers featuring Dulce. The coda says it all. This is why we do what we do.


Your Heart Today

Where there is fear I can allay
Where there is pain I can heal
Where there are wounds I can bind
And hunger I can fill

REFRAIN:
Lord, grant me courage
Lord, grant me strength
Grant me compassion
That I may be Your heart today

Where there is hate I can confront
Where there are yokes I can release
Where there are captives I can free
And anger I can appease (REFRAIN)

BRIDGE:
When comes the day I dread
To see our broken world
Compel me from my cell grown cold
That Your people I may behold

Where there is fear I can allay
Where there is pain I can heal
Where there are wounds I can bind
And hunger I can fill (REFRAIN)

CODA:
And when I've done all that I could
Yet there are hearts I cannot move
Lord, give me hope
That I may be Your heart today

1 comment:

shirly b. said...

yup, the last part is the "omph" part of the song for me, too.