If I went home and looked for that old songbook I could still probably find it. My mother owns it, (a gift shipped in from the US) but unlike the rest of her music-related collection, a footnote in it got my attention. It's been many years since I read it but it amazes me every time I hear or play The Love of God. It was about the origin of the last paragraph - someone wrote it on the wall of an asylum:
Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.
This is a piano version of the song. Here's wishing everyone love, in a way that's best for you.
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1. You - Karen Carpenter
2. All My Life - America
3. You Decorated My Life - Kenny Rogers
4. I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You - Marc Anthony and Tina Arena
5. O Promise Me - Clement W. Scott (lyrics)
I might splurge on my dreams, go Anne Shirley of Green Gables if I made a second attempt down the aisle (ok, not exactly second because the first time I squatted for hours in front of nine chanting monks) and have this sung, or I'll play this on the piano myself!
6. Speak Softly Love - Andy Williams
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