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Hymns for Nomads Vol 2

by David Benjamin Blower

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1.
Goodness and Peace all ye that breathe Let the words be few and the tears be many Let the words be few and the laughter merry Goodness and Peace all ye that breathe Let the words be few and the ears be listening Let the words be few and the eye a glistening Goodness and Peace all ye that breathe Let the words be few and the hearts wide open Let the words be few as the word is spoken Goodness and Peace all ye that breathe Let the words be few and the jaws slack with wonder Let the words be few and the hands hung asunder
2.
Sing All 04:52
Sing all ye the goodness of our maker Whose kindness is for everything that lives Sing all ye the love of our creator Which reaches out to everything that is Sing all ye the goodness of our maker Who for all creation does contend Sing all ye the love of our creator Whose love for the creation never ends Sing all ye the goodness of our maker Who watches over all that has been made Sing all ye the love of our creator Whose open arms have welcomed us as friends Sing all ye the goodness of our maker By whose hands we’re formed out of the clay Sing all ye the love of our creator By whose breath we’re woken to the day
3.
Our Keeper 06:04
O our tireless keeper So shall we keep each other O our tireless keeper So shall we keep each other O our endless giver So shall we share with each other O our endless giver So shall we share with each other O our merciful pardoner So shall we pardon each other O our merciful pardoner So shall we pardon each other O our gentle healer So shall we care for each other O our gentle healer So shall we care for each other God of wounded and open palms So shall we open our folded arms God of wounded and open palms So shall we open our folded arms God the wandering stranger So shall we welcome the Other God the wandering stranger So shall we welcome the Other
4.
The Light 02:36
You are the light of the age O you are the light of the age Bringing to life all the colour and the praise O you are the light of the age You are the salt in the soil O you are the salt in the soil Keeping the earth with your mirth and your toil You are the salt in the soil You are the yeast in the dough O you are the yeast in the dough Raising the bread wherever you may go You are the yeast in the dough See here the seed that’ll grow O see here the seed that’ll grow Into a home for the creatures and the birds See here the seed that’ll grow Bearing the leaves for the healing of our hurts See here the seed that’ll grow
5.
The Welcome 03:37
See, in here, you don’t owe anything my friends Except the debt to love and the love of everything Just as Love has welcomed you my friends Welcome one another and all things
6.
Pillar of Cloud in the in the darkness Lighting up the night God between all armies Amidst the blood and strife Blessed are the peacemakers Sons and daughters all Shining light in the darkness Between the anguished calls Of those who meet at the judgment seat And those against the walls Blessed are the peacemakers Sons and daughters all Flickering light in the darkness Amidst the crucified Stood between the imperial dream and those it occupies
7.
A Lamb 06:53
Guide-less be no more Nor wander unconsoled For a Lamb shall be thy shepherd And makes with you a home Restless be no more Nor fear the wilderness For a lamb shall be thy shepherd And meets you there to rest And there was silence in Heaven for half an hour Hunger and thirst no more Nor cower in scorching heat for a lamb shall be thy shepherd and lead ye all to drink Stagger and sway no more with tears about thine eye For a lamb shall be thy shepherd And lead ye all to life And there was silence in Heaven for half an hour Wander in grief no more no flee with stricken fear For a lamb shall be thy shepherd Asks “what are you doing here?” Hearts despair no more nor hang thy heads in shame For a lamb shall be thy shepherd And calls thy secret name And there was silence in Heaven for half an hour
8.
O Sleeper 03:34
O Sleeper, awake Rise toward the day And the Light which does delight To shine upon you O pilgrim upon the road amidst goodbyes and new hellos And as you walk you may not know Who stands before you Awake o starry loves To the Kindness that beams upon you Awake o earthen stuff to the feet that dance among you When you return to whence you cane And find you are no more the same You shall be broken jars of clay You shall know distance With the treasure that you hold You shall be youthful you shall be old You shall be peaceful you shall be bold You will be different Awake o starry loves To the Kindness that beams upon you Awake o earthen stuff to the feet that dance among you
9.
No One Speak 03:36
Throw all of the dust and the ashes in the air Tear all your fine jackets and bow down your heads Sit down on the ground amidst enemies and friends Raise up your voices and shed your tears And now let no one speak But weep with those who weep And after the dust shall settle upon its ends And after the things held together break and bend And after the torrents of words all run out Lay down your burdens and sit upon the ground And now let no one speak But weep with those who weep
10.
My life flows on in endless song Amidst earth's lamentation. I hear the real though far-off hymn That hails a new creation. Through all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing It sounds an echo in my soul, How can I keep from singing? What though the tempest round me roars, I know the truth, it liveth, What though the darkness round me close, Songs in the night it giveth No storm can shake my inmost calm While to that rock I'm clinging Since love is lord of heaven and earth How can I keep from singing? To prison cell and dungeon vile Our thoughts of love are winging With who sing songs of lament How can I keep from singing? When tyrants tremble, sick with fear And hear their death knell ringing When friends rejoice both far and near How can I keep from singing? I lift my eyes, the cloud grows thin; I see the blue above it; And day by day this pathway smooths, Since first I learned to love it. The messianic peace makes fresh, A fountain ever springing; All things are mine since I am theirs, How can I keep from singing?

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released May 7, 2021

All songs written by David Benjamin Blower, except for the folk song, How Can I Keep from Singing - author unknown.

These songs belong to the public domain and may be played and sung and re-interpreted freely, with appropriate acknowledgement.

The recordings: copyright David Benjamin Blower 2021.

Cover art: and Untitled painting by Michael Gilbert.

Special thanks to the Patrons of Nomad who’ve supported this record.

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David Benjamin Blower: 6-string writer, poet, theologian and podcaster from Birmingham in the UK.

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