Monday, December 31, 2007

Hymn for Year's End

Hello all.

I don't have a proper post for you all tonight. I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year's Eve. Ring it in safely! I'll make a note to post tomorrow morning. And for anyone who lives outside the US, who has already rung in 2008: I hope you had a fabulous evening.

In the meantime, I'd like to share the lyrics of a song that I love during this season. It calls for bells ringing out for Christmas, but I like it for New Year's Eve, too. (Plus, I like the liturgical calendar that celebrates Christmas through January 6 or 7. Why stop the festivities on the 26th?) It's called "The Closing of the Year" and was written for the movie Toys, back in 1992. (I loved that movie, btw.) I've always loved it and its desire to bring hope in times of coldness. Apparently Sarah Brightman and Placido Domingo like it, too because they performed it last year at some Christmas concert.

Since I haven't figured out how to embed video so you can just click and play, here's a link to the original movie video on youtube. Enjoy!

If I cannot bring you comfort
Then at least I bring you hope
For nothing is more precious
Than the time we have and so
We all must learn from small misfortune
Count the blessings that are real
Let the bells ring out for Christmas
At the closing of the year
Let the bells ring out for Christmas
At the closing of the year.

If I cannot bring you comfort
Then at least I bring you hope.

Now all the winter bells are ringing
Hear them echo through the snow
And the children's voices singing
on the streets so far below

This is a time to be together
And the truth is somewhere here
Within our love of people
At the closing of the year.


Virginia Gal said...

Happy new year to you dear friend, may this year bring you only joy and laughter and may sadness and heartache pass your home by.

ps - liked your Bhutto post, yes she was corrupt (the only way to play the game in those countries is to be corrupt or lose) but no one deserves to die. You can never have democracy if you decide that the only way to eliminate a political enemy or someone you don't like by blowing them up.

mommanator said...

Beautiful Song Thanks- also Love Sarah Brightman!-that gal can sing. Happiest New Year!