Lullaby
Loreena McKennitt Lyrics


O for a voice like thunder, and a tongue
To drown the throat of war! - When the senses
Are shaken, and the soul is driven to madness,
Who can stand? When the souls of the oppressed

Fight in the troubled air that rages, who can stand?
When the whirlwind of fury comes from the
Throne of god, when the frowns of his countenance
Drive the nations together, who can stand?
When Sin claps his broad wings over the battle,
And sails rejoicing in the flood of Death;
When souls are torn to everlasting fire,
And fiends of Hell rejoice upon the slain.

O who can stand? O who hath caused this?
O who can answer at the throne of God?
The Kings and Nobles of the Land have done it!
Hear it not, Heaven, thy Ministers have done it!

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Written by: WILLIAM DONALD PHIPPS, JOSIENNE CLARKE

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Binoy Mathew

Loreena McKennitt - Lullaby

O for a voice like thunder, and a tongue
To drown the throat of war! - When the senses
Are shaken, and the soul is driven to madness,
Who can stand? When the souls of the oppressed
Fight in the troubled air that rages, who can stand?
When the whirlwind of fury comes from the
Throne of God, when the frowns of his countenance
Drive the nations together, who can stand?
When Sin claps his broad wings over the battle,
And sails rejoicing in the flood of Death;
When souls are torn to everlasting fire,
And fiends of Hell rejoice upon the slain,
O who can stand? O who hath caused this?
O who can answer at the throne of God?
The Kings and Nobles of the Land have done it!
Hear it not, Heaven, thy Ministers have done it!



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Susanne Ulrike

Some years ago, when I was a young child who couldn't understand English yet, my mother showed this to me and I thought the man's voice was God's and the other voices came from angels.

gormoboskos

William Blake really put a voice (and some would say a figure) on God in his works. It's amazing and uncanny

Amira Elo

And you know that god and angels doesent exist

MOX

We need to keep our inner child more alive than ever...this world is not getting better sadly.

𝐴𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑜𝑢𝑑.

You absolutely give it the right Description👏🏻😍

jan jones

Awww Susan that's a precious memory ! :-D

Luis Gomes

Uma linda oração

TheaterRaven

A lullaby, something to soothe children, and Blake's words which speak of all the corruption and evil that people inflict on one another are an absolutely chilling combination. And yet, I feel hopeful as the music rises and soars after the poem finishes. It seems to suggest that yes, we all come to recognize wickedness and the awful sadness it brings, but as keepers of our fellow human beings, we all have the responsibilities and abilities to make this world a better place.

Alex Seward

Battlefield

Sinan The Cypriot

TheaterRaven Amen to that!

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