Friday, August 25, 2006

Now Playing: All Shall be Well

One of the best songs recorded by the Bukas Palad Music Ministry, I sing this now with joy and gladness. I'm not surprised that the words were written by my favorite lyricist, Fr. Johnny Go, S.J., and the music composed by Fr. Manoling V. Francisco, S.J. The refrain of this song was said to be inspired by "Revelations of Divine Love" by Julian of Norwich, quoted below.

All Shall be Well
Bukas Palad feat. Laine Laudico-Santana
Something More; All Shall be Well; Let Your Praises be Heard

Too many sunsets have we seen, too may mornings far between
Too soon the clouds have passed us by, too soon the sun died in our eyes

Too many broken forevers, too long has been this stormy weather
No more rainbows after rain, and no more healing from the pain

Yet all shall be well, all shall be well
You'll see, all shall soon be well
All things, all men, all the world shall be well

Broken wings that cannot mend. Are we afraid to dream again?
The world is full of passing faces. Our hearts are bruised in many places (REFRAIN)

I know, you'll see, through all the pain and sadness
All things, all men, all the world shall be well

"It is true that sin is the cause of all this pain, but all shall be well; and all shall be well; and all manner of things shall be well. These words were said most tenderly, with never a hint of blame either to me or to any of those to be saved." -- Julian of Norwich

"Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out." -- Vaclav Havel

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