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Monday, April 6, 2009

Barka - Favorite Song of John Paul II

1. Lord, you have come to the lakeshore
looking neither for wealthy nor wise ones.
You only asked me to follow humbly.

O Lord, with your eyes you have searched me,
kindly smiling, have spoken my name.
Now my boat's left on the shoreline behind me;
by your side I will seek other seas.

2. You know so well my possessions;
my boat carries no gold and no weapons;
But nets and fishes—my daily labor.

Refrain O Lord, with your eyes you have ...

3. You need my hands, full of caring,
through my labors to give others rest,
and constant love that keeps on loving.

Refrain O Lord, with your eyes you have ...

4. You, who have fished other oceans
ever longed-for by souls who are waiting,
my loving friend, as thus you call me.

Refrain O Lord, with your eyes you have ...


Barb, sfo said...

Tears are in my eyes...this was the favorite song of a dear friend of mine who passed away 4 1/2 years ago. We sang it together in choir, often. I had no idea it was JPII's favorite as well.
Thank you for bringing me some fond memories and for posting the lyrics to this beautiful song.

Little Scribe said...

I have heard this song sung many times when JPII was present but did not know why nor what the lyrics were. I think it is very beautiful also. Thank you for writing.