Holy Tuesday: Pastorale
by Manoling Francisco, S.J.
… moved by the image of a weary Christ,
Manoling put music to this haunting poem.
I am Your reed, sweet Shepherd, glad to be
Now if You will, breathe out Your joy in me
And make bright song or fill me with the soft moan of Your love
When Your delight has failed to call or move Your flock from wrong
Make children’s songs
Or any song to fill Your reed with breath of life
But at Your will
Lay down the flute and take repose
While music infinite is silence in Your heart
And laid on it
Your reed is mute