Monday, 19 November 2007

Freedom, Love, Reason

Giordano Bruno
(tune: The Harp That Once)

The secret pulse of freedom throbs
In every human heart:
From martyr, mystic, heretic
The song of freedom rang.
The holy day was made for us
Not us for holy day. [1]
And human laws should shield from harm
Not cage the human heart.

The sacred rose of love divine
Blooms in awakened hearts;
From each to each the answering sign
Leaps like enkindled flame -
Love knows no bounds, not even death -
It lightens every hour;
For to all true philosophers
The whole wide Earth is home. [2]

When reason sings in harmony
With intuition's tune
And light the darkness shall embrace
In deep soul alchemy
Then shall the Earth with freedom ring:
And all Her children sing:
"Love and peace shall be our sole creed
And banish human greed."

by Yvonne Aburrow

[1] Yeshua: "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath." (Mark 2:27)
[2] Giordano Bruno: "Al vero filosofo ogni terreno e patria."


Yewtree said...

Woohoo! Just heard that this will be number 493 in Sing Your Faith! the new Unitarian hymn collection.

Yewtree said...

Actually it's number 164, but it is in the book and I have actually seen it. Very exciting.