- (Posted 2014-01-27) CPDL #31114:
- Editor: Kathryn Rose (submitted 2014-01-27). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 72 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
- Edition notes:
Title: The Doubter
Composer: Kathryn Rose
Lyricist: Kathryn Rose
Number of voices: 1v Voicing: unison
Genre: Sacred, Anthem
First published: 2013
Original text and translations
1 You'd failed, abandoned us, you'd left.
Why should I think you could come back?
We struggled, lonely and bereft.
Your easy absence was our lack.
2 How to continue, left behind?
What good news could we truly tell?
And then, this weakness of the mind:
They said you had come back from Hell.
3 I can't accept it, won't conspire
to lie to people in their grief.
I need to touch your wounds, require
a tactile witness, for belief.
4 And yet I thought I saw you wince
in love and care. And even though
it's been some twenty centuries since,
I've seen you bleeding here below.
5 You've carried me, I've touched a welt;
Those scars are real, I will allow.
Mayhap I know how Thomas felt.
"My Lord, my God!": I know you now.