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If we only have love…

I was at mass at St George’s Cathedral this morning and a guy got up and sang this song. Very moving words and so I asked for his copy of the words to share. Enjoy:-)

 If we only have love
Then tomorrow will dawn
And the days of our years
Will rise on that morn

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If we only have love
To embrace without fears
We will kiss with our eyes
We will sleep without tears

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If we only have love
With our arms open wide
Then the young and the old
Will stand at our side

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If we only have love
Love that’s falling like rain
Then the parched desert earth
Will grow green again

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If we only have love
For the hymn that we shout
For the song that we sing
Then we’ll have a way out

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If we only have love
We can reach those in pain
We can heal all our wounds
We can use our own names

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If we only have love
We can melt all the guns
And then give the new world
To our daughters and sons

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If we only have love
Then Jerusalem stands
And then death has no shadow
There are no foreign lands

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If we only have love
We will never bow down
We’ll be tall as the pines
Neither heroes nor clowns

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If we only have love
Then we’ll only be men
And we’ll drink from the Grail
To be born once again

Then with nothing at all
But the little we are
We’ll have conquered all time
All space, the sun, and the stars.

                                                         (by Jacques Brel)

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