Love and Mercy -prayer of the week

Libera

Libera

Unlikely as it sounds, my prayer of the week comes from the pen of former Beach Boy Brian Wilson who penned this classic when supposedly getting spiritual after downing a bottle of Champagne. It’s the song Love and Mercy which I discovered after hearing it performed by the angelic and sensational Libera– a fresh expression of choristers from South-East London. So, what do think, corny or profound?

Whatever you decide love and mercy to you and your friends tonight.

Love and mercy

I was sitting in a crummy movie with my hands on my chin
all the violence that occurs seems like we never win
Oh, love and mercy are what you need tonight
Love and mercy to you and your friends tonight

I was lying in my room and the news came on TV
there’s a lot of people out there hurting and it really scares me
Oh, love and mercy are what you need tonight
Love and mercy to you and your friends tonight

I was standing in a bar and watching all the people there
all the loneliness in this world – it’s just not fair
Oh, love and mercy are what you need tonight
Love and mercy to you and your friends tonight

Hear a sample of Libera’s performance of this and other music  at http://www.libera.org.uk/music.htm

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2 Comments

Filed under Brian Wilson, Libera, Love and Mercy, music

2 responses to “Love and Mercy -prayer of the week

  1. Andrew Wooding

    Brian Wilson was the person who wrote ‘God Only Knows’, one of the most perfect pieces of music ever.

    For that alone (and he achieved so much more), he deserves big respect.

    Andrew Wooding

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