Sunday, November 13, 2016

Some Sunday Music: Sanctuary

From the liner notes of the album, The Beautiful not Yet, by Carrie Newcomer about the song, “Sanctuary”:

This song was written after a conversation with my friend Parker J. Palmer.
I asked him, “What can we do when we are personally or politically
heartbroken?” He responded, “We take sanctuary. We gather with those we
love, in places like Brown Chapel. We remember, we share stories or we sit
in silence until we can go on.”




Sanctuary

Will you be my refuge,
My haven in the storm,
Will you keep the embers warm,
When my fire’s all but gone?
Will you remember,
And bring me sprigs of rosemary,
Be my sanctuary,
’Til I can carry on
Carry on
Carry on.

This one knocked me to the ground,
This one dropped me to my knees,
I should have seen it coming,
But it surprised me.
Will you be my refuge,
My haven in the storm,
Will you keep the embers warm,
When my fire’s all but gone?
Will you remember,
And bring me sprigs of rosemary,
Be my sanctuary,
’Til I can carry on
Carry on
Carry on.

In a state of true believers,
On streets called us and them,
Its gonna take some time,
’Til the world feels safe again.
Will you be my refuge,
My haven in the storm,
Will you keep the embers warm,
When my fire’s all but gone?
Will you remember,
And bring me sprigs of rosemary,
Be my sanctuary,
’Til I can carry on
Carry on
Carry on.

You can rest here in Brown Chapel,
Or with a circle of friends,
Or quiet grove of trees,
Or between two bookends.
Will you be my refuge,
My haven in the storm,
Will you keep the embers warm,
When my fire’s all but gone?
Will you remember,
And bring me sprigs of rosemary,
Be my sanctuary,
’Til I can carry on
Carry on
Carry on.

Words and Music by Carrie Newcomer
©2016 Carrie Newcomer Music (BMI), Administered by BMG

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