Thursday, January 9, 2014

"Bright Daughter, Shouldst Thou Fear"

Demo of a lovely new song co-written with Helena Sorensen Aman.




Music: Helena Sorensen Aman
Lyrics: Rebecca Reynolds, Wynken Owl, BMI, 2013

VERSE ONE:
Bright daughter, shouldst thou fear the vale
Thy pilgrim journey holds?
The zephyr rings of lonesome hearts
The night sighs cruel and cold.

While kin and kindred mark thy name
While trouble marks thy peace,
Bright daughter, shouldst thou fear the vale
Come find thy rest in Me.

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VERSE TWO:
Bright Daughter, shouldst thou fear the pain
The edge of man imparts?
For thorns grow thick along the way
And brothers grow apart.

Come pass thee through these cutting roads
Come cry, "How can this be?"
Bright daughter, shouldst thou fear the pain
Come find thy rest in Me.

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VERSE THREE:
Bright daughter, shouldst thou fear the hand
That brought your days to rise,
When sorrow turns her shrinking glance,
And waters fill your eyes?

Remember Mary, young and slight,
Whose grief was was turned to grace,
Bright daughter, shouldst thou fear the hand
Impaled by love's embrace?

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CHORUS
Behold the love that bears the son
Behold the love that's borne
By sovereign guide
through bitter tide
By grace through blinding storm

Young Mary's heart was torn by love
My plow through trouble tills,
Bright daughter should you know such times
My love abideth still.

2 comments:

  1. Becca, these words were sweet grace tonight, cold water for my parched and weary heart.

    Thank you.

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  2. I love these lyrics--powerful, comforting, true. Thank you for sharing...again.

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