January 15

Dante’s Prayer

Loreena McKennit, The Book of Secrets

When the dark wood fell before me 
And all the paths were overgrown 
When the priests of pride say there is no other way 
I tilled the sorrows of stone 

I did not believe because I could not see 
Though you came to me in the night 
When the dawn seemed forever lost 
You showed me your love in the light of the stars 

Cast your eyes on the ocean 
Cast your soul to the sea 
When the dark night seems endless 
Please remember me 

Then the mountain rose before me 
By the deep well of desire 
From the fountain of forgiveness 
Beyond the ice and fire 

Cast your eyes on the ocean 
Cast your soul to the sea 
When the dark night seems endless 
Please remember me 

Though we share this humble path, alone 
How fragile is the heart 
Oh give these clay feet wings to fly 
To touch the face of the stars 

Breathe life into this feeble heart 
Lift this mortal veil of fear 
Take these crumbled hopes, etched with tears 
We'll rise above these earthly cares 

Cast your eyes on the ocean 
Cast your soul to the sea 
When the dark night seems endless 
Please remember me 
Please remember me
Please remember me 
Please remember me
Please remember me 
Please remember me
Please remember me 
Please remember me
Please remember me 
Please remember me

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