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Holy Tuesday: Pastorale

April 7, 2009
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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

10 Comments leave one →
  1. roland permalink
    April 7, 2009 2:31 pm

    alam mo winks gusto ko kantang yan pero di ko lang magets bakit reed….

    • April 7, 2009 3:04 pm

      ay taba, super favorite ko kaya yang pastorale! pangarap ko kantahin ng solo sa church. hehehe!

      ano ba? ung reed eh something like musical piece. try not to sing the lyrics… basahin mo lang ng buo. ung reed somewhat means “servant through music”. getz na?

  2. April 8, 2009 4:29 am

    gnada ng song ngayon ko lang po narinig yan hehe..
    muka nga po syang magandang kantahin sa church hehe..namiss ko tuloy ang pagiging choir sa church namen nung bata pa ko hehe…namiss ko rin kapag nag aangel ako sa pag kabuhay ni jesus..

    • April 8, 2009 9:33 am

      am glat at nagustuhan mo ung song lovely. ang sarap nya kantahin. actually nakanta ko na yan with accompaniment ng piano kaso sa private not sa church. wow, nag-angel ka nung bata ka? katuwa naman. siguro mukha ka talagang angel🙂

  3. April 8, 2009 6:57 am

    Wow! napaka-solmen naman ng mga post mo this week. i like it! Have a great and safe week Ms. Winkie😉

    • April 8, 2009 9:34 am

      glad you liked it too, mon. have a safe and peaceful one to you.

  4. April 8, 2009 6:57 am

    *solemn.. hehe

    • April 8, 2009 9:34 am

      ah, wrong spelling, wrong! hehehe!

  5. April 8, 2009 7:26 am

    Happy Holy week winkie! saan na naman gala mo ngayon? hehehe,.. nice poem.. ^.^

    • April 8, 2009 9:36 am

      A blessed one to you, Jeniffer! Sa haus and church lang ako… magpe-pray! *winkie, tinamaan ng kidlat!*

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