TIMOTHY S. KLUGH
LYRICS



   Nancy Lincoln and Timothy S. Klugh
Trilogy (Original Edition)
Copyright © 2005, 2011 Nancy Reiber Lincoln
 and Timothy S. Klugh.
All Rights Reserved.





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The Wonder And The Woe (Trilogy, 5th Mvt)
[Original Edition]




The Wonder And The Woe (Trilogy, 5th Mvt)
[Original Edition]

Music by Timothy S. Klugh.
Lyrics by Nancy Lincoln.

Copyright © 2005, 2011 Nancy Reiber Lincoln
   and Timothy S. Klugh.
All Rights Reserved.



The soldiers are not posted yet, and soon the sun will rise.
I sit alone by this cold stone, and still I hear your cries.
I did not always understand the words you said to me.
I do not know why you had to die upon that bitter tree!
I remember when a mother's touch could heal your deepest wound...
In your last hour, I had no power. Now, I weep by your tomb.

"You shall bear God's son," the angel said, but how was I to know
Those words so full of wonder then could fill my heart with woe?

The day you left in raiments lean with a stick to help you climb...
The world held all your children then, and you were no longer mine.
You drew such crowds... Yes, I was so proud but saw with much alarm...
Though many men were gladdened by wonders that happened, there were those who wished you harm.
I longed to hold you once again to ease my fear somehow.
You had no time to see me then, but I am with you now.

To bear God's son, the angel said, was now my destiny,
But Gabriel! You did not tell how deep this pain would be!

I will make my heart think cheerful thoughts of days so long ago,
Or it shall break beneath the weight of the wonder and the woe.
I will see you as a baby boy lying peaceful in the straw.
I will hear again the shepherds' tale as they told me what they saw!
I will watch the carefree child at play when both our worlds were young...
'Til wonder fills my heart again with the rising of the sun!