Sufjan

Ordinary Time 25 – Tuesday

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Oh God hold me now.
Oh Lord hold me now.
There’s no other man who could raise the dead?.
So do what you can to anoint my head.

Oh God, where are you now?
Oh Lord save somehow.
The Devil is hard on my face again.
The world is a hundred to one again.

Would the righteous still remain?
Woul my body stay the same? 

Oh God hold me now.
Oh God touch me now.
There’s no other man who could save the dead.
There’s no other garden to place our head.

Would the righteous still remain?
Would my body stay the same?

There’s no other man who could raise the dead.
So do what you can to anoint my head.
Oh God hold me now.
Oh Lord touch me now.
– Sufjan Stevens “Oh God, Where Are You Now?” 

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If I am alive this time next year, will I have arrived in time to share?
Mine is about as good this far.
I’m still applied to what You are.
And I am joining all my thoughts to You.
And I’m preparing every part for You.

I heard from the trees a great parade.
And I heard form the hills a band was made
 Will I be invited to the sound?
Will I be a part of what You’ve made?
And I am throwing all my thoughts away.
And I’m destroying every bet I’ve made.
And I am joining all my thoughts to You.
And I’m preparing every part for You.
– Sufjan Stevens “All the Trees of the FIeld Will Clap Their Hands”

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Be still and know your sign.
The Beast will arrive in time.
We stayed a long, long time.
We stayed a long, long time.
To see you, to beat you,
to see you at last.

I saw the dragons drying.
I saw the witches whine.
We stayed a long, long time.
But I’m not afraid to die.
To see you, to meet you,
to see you at last.

I stole my father’s shoes.
I pulled His pockets too.
We stayed a long, long time.
We stayed a long, long time.
To see you, to beat you,
to see you, to meet you.
To see you at last.
– Sufjan Stevens “In the Devil’s Territory”

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I’d swim across Lake Michigan
I’d sell my shoes.
I’d give my body to be back again
in the rest of the room.
To be alone with you.
To be alone with you.
To be alone with you.
To be alone with you.

You gave your body to the lonely.
They took Your clothes.
You gave up a wife and a family.
You gave your ghost.
To be alone with me.
To be alone with me.
To be alone with me
You went upon a tree.

To be alone with me
You went upon a tree.
I’ve never known a man who loved me.
– Sufjan Stevens “To Be Alone with You”

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Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.

+ Pax Christi,
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