August 12, 2008

Just like pyramids and mountains ...

Nature invites to repose, to the dreams of the oriental sages; there is no petulance, no fret; there is eternal resource and a long tomorrow rich & strong as yesterday. We should be believers in Necessity and Compensation and a man would have the air of pyramids and mountains, if we forsook our petulant mates & kept company with leaves & waters.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson [from his journals, July 10, 1840], in EMERSON IN HIS JOURNALS, selected and edited by Joel Porte, Harvard University Press, Cambridge (Massachsetts) - London (England), 1982.



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2 comments:

  1. Redemption

    From the hands it came down
    From the side it came down
    From the feet it came down
    And ran to the ground
    Between heaven and hell
    A teardrop fell In the deep crimson dew
    The tree of life grew

    And the blood gave life
    To the branches of the tree
    And the blood was the price
    That set the captives free
    And the numbers that came
    Through the fire and the flood
    Clung to the tree
    And were redeemed by the blood

    From the tree streamed a light
    That started the fight
    'Round the tree grew a vine
    On whose fruit I could dine
    My old friend Lucifer came
    Fought to keep me in chains
    But I saw through the tricks
    Of six-sixty-six

    And the blood gave life
    To the branches of the tree
    And the blood was the price
    That set the captives free
    And the numbers that came
    Through the fire and the flood
    Clung to the tree
    And were redeemed by the blood

    From his hands it came down
    From his side it came down
    From his feet it came down
    And ran to the ground
    And a small inner voice
    Said "You do have a choice."
    The vine engrafted me
    And I clung to the tree

    Johnny Cash, American Recordings

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  2. Saved

    I was blinded by the devil
    Born already ruined
    Stone-cold dead
    As I stepped out of the womb
    By His grace I have
    been touched
    By His word I have
    been healed
    By His hand I have
    been delivered
    By His spirit I
    Have been sealed.

    I've been saved
    By the blood of the lamb
    Saved
    By the blood of the lamb
    Saved
    Saved
    And I'm so glad
    Yes, I'm so glad
    I'm so glad
    So glad
    I want to thank you, Lord
    I just want to thank You Lord
    Thank You Lord.

    By his truth I can be upright
    By his strength I do endure
    By His power I've been lifted
    In His love I am secure
    He bought me with a price
    Freed me from the pit
    Full of emptiness and wrath
    [ Find more Lyrics at www.mp3lyrics.org/wHh ]
    And the fire that
    burns in it.

    I've been saved
    By the blood of the lamb
    Saved
    By the blood of the lamb
    Saved
    Saved
    And I'm so glad
    Yes, I'm so glad
    I'm so glad
    So glad
    I want to thank you, Lord
    I just want to thank You Lord
    Thank You, Lord.
    Nobody to rescue me
    Nobody would dare
    I was going down for
    the last time
    But by His Mercy
    I've been spared
    Not by works
    But by faith in
    Him who called
    For so long I've
    been hindered
    For so long I've
    been stalled.

    I've been saved
    By the blood of the lamb
    Saved
    By the blood of the lamb
    Saved
    Saved
    And I'm so glad
    Yes, I'm so glad
    I'm so glad
    So glad
    I want to thank you, Lord
    I just want to thank You Lord
    Thank You, Lord.

    Bob Dylan

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