Song Lyric Sunday

Here we are at the end of another week or the beginning of a new one, depending on how you look at it and so it must be time for Song Lyric Sunday. Each week Jim Adams gives us a prompt to get our musical juices flowing and then we share our choices with blogging friends old and new. Do you know Jim? If not, o pop over and see him, I know he’d love to meet you, and why not play along today and join in the fun?

Here are some rules for you:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient, but you can also place your link in the comments if you don’t like to wait.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Have fun and enjoy the music.

This week’s theme is Wedding/Marry/Diamond/Ring/Cake and, as soon as I read it my thoughts went back to my own wedding. I wasn’t sure whether to share this track with you or not, as this is what was playing as I walked towards the love of my life at the start of our marriage ceremony. It holds bitter/sweet memories for me but it is outstandingly beautiful; I hope that you enjoy it:

Te lucis ante terminum
Rerum creator poscimus
Ut solita clementia
Sis praesul ad custodium
Before the ending of the day
Creator of the world we pray
That with thy wonted favour thou
Would be our guard and keeper now
Keep me as the apple of an eye
Hide me under the shadow of thy wings
Keep me as the apple of an eye
Hide me, hide me, hide me
Hide me, hide me, hide me
The heaven soars with voices above
The skies resound the power of your love
The stars shine out your glorious light
Shine through our gloom and take us on high
Keep me as the apple of an eye
Hide me under the shadow of thy wings
Keep me as the apple of an eye
Hide me, hide me, hide me
Sancto Spiritu, rerum Creator
Sancto Spiritu
Sancto, Sancto Spiritu
Te lucis ante terminum
We had a civil service and had to fight to use this track because it was deemed to be ‘religious’ and apparently you can’t use ‘religious’ music in a civil ceremony. Fortunately common sense prevailed and I will never forget walking towards my husband-to-be while this music played. I thought that I’d be able to listen to it today without crying – I couldn’t, even after more than five years. On the day of my wedding I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that I was deeply, deeply loved and that I loved without fear and beyond measure. I miss my husband every day but I will always be grateful for the fifteen wonderful years that we spent together.
Lisa x

  12 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday

  1. July 21, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Absolutely beautiful Lisa – totally understand how this could make you cry. One day I am sure you will be able to listen without tears. Gorgeous song xxx

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 21, 2019 at 8:21 am

      I’m so glad you liked it, it’s really special to me for so many reasons :O) xx


  2. July 21, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Thank you for sharing something so beautiful and so special Lisa – you had me welling up with tears as I read your lovely words. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. July 21, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    What a wonderful choice Lisa, and I shed a tear with you!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. July 21, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Lisa I loved the boys choir, but this song seems more fitting for a funeral than a wedding because it is so sad.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 21, 2019 at 3:08 pm

      I suppose it is sad but we first saw it on classic fm tv and fell in love with it so we chose it for our wedding. The lyrics speak about being kept safe and the apple of one’s eye and, for us, it just worked 😊 x

      Liked by 1 person

      • July 21, 2019 at 3:31 pm

        Yes the lyrics are about love and as I read them again, now I can see that. The skies resound the power of your love Shine through our gloom and take us on high are perfect sentiments for a wedding, thanks for correcting me.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. July 21, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    That was so lovely! Thanks for sharing it today 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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