Song for Today

Song For Today #22

I’ve got a Bruce Cockburn thing going at the moment. (Canadian singer songwriter since 1965 or thereabouts). I’m reading his autobiography, Rumours of Glory, and listening to his back catalogue while doing my ‘Couch to 5K’ runs three times a week.

Here’s a song I wasn’t familiar with. The lyrics drew me to have a listen. The version I’ve chosen was recorded at the Greenbelt Festival in 2012. I was there, and I think I would have gone to listen to him, because i already had a couple of albums, but I don’t remember it.

Lord of the starfields
Ancient of Days
Universe Maker
Here’s a song in your praise

Wings of the storm cloud
Beginning and end
You make my heart leap
Like a banner in the wind

O love that fires the sun
Keep me burning
Lord of the starfields
Sower of life
Heaven and earth are
Full of your light

Voice of the nova
Smile of the dew
All of our yearning
Only comes home to you

O love that fires the sun
Keep me burning