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ORISON OF A HAPPY MAN song lyrics by Joel Sattler
by Joel Sattler

Monday, January 26, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.
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by Joel Sattler

based on a translation of Prayer 55
by St. Grigor Narekatsi (951-1003)

through all the generations of man
I have soared endlessly on my wings
I have weighed them on the scales of my mind
and of this only this I do sing

none are my equal in sin
I adopted of David the Psalm
testify me against me I win
under oath I lay under the palm

condemning myself with my words
I will not let another be blamed
so forgive me the sins you have heard
ye who indeed know my name

what prayers and incense must I burn
to please you my heavenly Christ
bless those whom I cursed and I learned
to release those I antagonized

release those I bound
unlost what I found
free the condemned
most holy of men
heal the afflicted
comfort the wicked
care for the shunned
protect everyone
save the betrayed
heal those who were flayed
whose bodies were wounded
shipwrecked and maroon-ed

and if any blessing be left over
do this last thing if if you can
demob every single soldier
and take me
don't forsake me
break me
but make me
make me
oh make me
Dear Lord
make me a happy man


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