Loving Leonard

Dear Leonard,

How will I ever stop looping this song, this ethereal-sounding hymn to healing… my deepest gratitude to you for yet another of your poetic, heart-tugging, tear-inducing, empathy-producing, awe-inspiring and comforting creations.

Come Healing

O gather up the brokenness
And bring it to me now
The fragrance of those promises
You never dared to vow

The splinters that you carry
The cross you left behind
Come healing of the body
Come healing of the mind

And let the heavens hear it
The penitential hymn
Come healing of the spirit
Come healing of the limb

Behold the gates of mercy
In arbitrary space
And none of us deserving
The cruelty or the grace

O solitude of longing
Where love has been confined
Come healing of the body
Come healing of the mind

O see the darkness yielding
That tore the light apart
Come healing of the reason
Come healing of the heart

O troubled dust concealing
An undivided love
The Heart beneath is teaching
To the broken Heart above

O let the heavens falter
And let the earth proclaim:
Come healing of the Altar
Come healing of the Name

O longing of the branches
To lift the little bud
O longing of the arteries
To purify the blood

And let the heavens hear it
The penitential hymn
Come healing of the spirit
Come healing of the limb

O let the heavens hear it…

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Thanks also to my dear friend Joel who led me back to Leonard and to this precious piece 🙂

My favorite of all the (unofficial) music videos of Come Healing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSV1UtcMkUI

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