Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A non-traditional Lenten song

This song makes me feel . . . contemplative. I think it fits with the mood of Lent.



Ailiu iath nErenn...

I am the wind that breathes on the sea
I am the wave, wave on the ocean
I am the ray, the eye of the sun
I am the tomb, cold in the darkness

Who but I can cast light upon the meeting of the mountains?
Who but I will find the place where hides away the sun?

I am a star, the tear of the sun
I am a wonder, a wonder in flower
I am the spear as it cries out for blood
The word of great power
I am the wind that breathes on the sea

Who but I can cast light upon the meeting of the mountains?
Who but I will cry aloud the changes in the moon?
Who but I will find the place where hides away the sun?

I am the depths of a great pool
I am the song of the blackbird
I am wind that breathes on the sea

Who but I can cast light upon the meeting of the mountains?
Who but I will cry aloud the changes in the moon?
Who but I will find the place where hides away the sun?

Ailiu iath nErenn...

From the breeze on the mountain to the lake of deep blue
From the waterfall down to the sea
Never changing or ending on the voice of the wind
Sing the dark song of Erenn to me

Ailiu iath nErenn...