The Gentle Wolves (feat. Richard Kentopp) - Canticle of the Turning

from Songs for the Incarnation by Cardiphonia Music

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The Song of Mary, Luke 1:46-55

Words: Rory Cooney, 1990
Music: Irish Traditional,
Arrangment: Richard Kentopp, 2010.


1.My soul cries out with a joyful shout
that the God of my heart is great,
And my spirit sings of the wondrous things
that you bring to the ones who wait.

You fixed your sight on your servant's plight,
and my weakness you did not spurn,
So from east to west shall my name be blest.
Could the world be about to turn?

2. Though I am small, my God, my all,
you work great things in me,
And your mercy will last from the depths of the past
to the end of the age to be.

Your very name puts the proud to shame,
and to those who would for you yearn,
You will show your might, put the strong to flight,
for the world is about to turn.

3. From the halls of power to the fortress tower,
not a stone will be left on stone.
Let the king beware for your justice tears
ev'ry tyrant from his throne.

The hungry poor shall weep no more,
for the food they can never earn;
There are tables spread, ev'ry mouth be fed,
for the world is about to turn.

4. Though the nations rage from age to age,
we remember who holds us fast:
God's mercy must deliver us
from the conqueror's crushing grasp.

This saving word that our forebears heard
is the promise which holds us bound,
'Til the spear and rod can be crushed by God,
who is turning the world around.


from Songs for the Incarnation, released November 7, 2014
from Canticles, released 05 December 2013
Text: The Magnificat, Luke 1:46-58, para. (c) Rory Cooney;
Music: "Star of the County Down" (Irish traditional)
arr. The Gentle Wolves (Richard Kentopp)




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