AN OPEN PRAYER

 

BLESSED BE THE GIFTED ONES

OF LIFE AND LOVE AND SORROW

BLESSED BE THEIR TORRID WAYS

THAT BLEED INTO TOMORROW

 

BLESSED BE THE LIGHT THAT SHINES

AND CASTS ITS HOLY GRACE

BLESSED BE THE ONES WHO WEEP

WITH SUCH LIGHT UPON THEIR FACE

 

BLESSED BE THE GIFTED ONES

WHO CARRY WITH THEM PAIN

BLESSED BE THE SCARES THAT BURN

N’ER QUENCHED BY LOVE OR RAIN

 

BLESSED BE THE MINDS THAT THINK

AND GIVE TO MAN HIS WOES

BLESSED BE THE ONES WHO SEE

THE GIFTED FROM THEIR FOES

 

BLESSED BE THE DIFFERENT ONES

THE ONES WHO SHED THEIR TEAR

FOR LOSS OF LOVE, OR LIVES UNLIVED

OR BATTLES WITH THEIR FEAR

 

BLESSED BE THE ONES MY LORD

WHOSE GIFTS ARE FAR TOO GREAT

TO PLEASE THE MASSES OF A WORLD

WHERE THOUGHT IS RULED BY HATE

 

BLESSED BE THE CHANCE FORSAKEN

OR THE LOVE THAT´S GONE ASTRAY

BLESSED BE THE BURDEN, GUILT

FROM LOVE THAT´S PUSHED AWAY

 

BLESSED BE THE SISTERS, LORD

OF ALL THOSE LEFT TO SING

IN CHORUS OF UNSPOKEN TRUTH

THE HARMONY THEY CAN BRING

 

BLESSED BE THE POUNDING HEART

THAT SEARCHES ENDLESSLY

WITH EMPTY TORTURED LONELINESS

THE TWIN THAT BEATS IN ME

 

BLESSED BE THE GIFTS, MY LORD

ALL TALENTS AND ALL THOUGHT

BLESSED BE THE LIVES ONCE SHARED

AND LOVE THAT THEY HATH BROUGHT

 

BLESSED BE MY LIFE OH LORD

THE ONE YOU GRANTED ME

BLESSED BE MY LIVELIHOOD

IT IS MY DESTINY

 

BLESSED BE ALL THE THINGS

WHICH I HAVE SEEN AND DONE

BLESSED BE YOUR COVENANT

TO LOVE ME AS A SON

 

BLESSED BE THE ONES WHO PRAY

EACH NIGHT AND EVERY DAY

SO,

BLESSED BE THE HEARTS THAT ACHE

BLESSED BE THE GRIEF THEY TAKE

 

BLESSED BE THE ONES CALLED STRANGE

BLESSED BE THE WINDS OF CHANGE

BLESSED BE THE PASSION FELT

BLESSED BE WHAT FATE HAS DEALT

 

BLESSED BE THE HANDS IN NEED

BLESSED BE THE MOUTHS WE FEED

BLESSED BE OUR MUFFLED CRIES

BLESSED BE THE SOUL THAT DIES

 

BUT LORD:

 

BLESSED BE THE GIFTED ONES

AND ALL THE TEARS THAT THEY’VE WEPT

BLESSED BE THE LOSS I’VE SEEN

AND PROMISES UNKEPT

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