Poor Mary's Son

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Music by MJ Cyr
Lyrics extracted from Baha'i Writings

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Poison is sugar on the tongue,
and wrath is kindness, nourishing the soul.
Then praise thou Him, the loving Provider,
for having ordained this dire affliction
If I, like Abraham, through flames must go,
Or yet like John a bloodstained road must run;
If, Joseph-like, Thou’d cast me in a well,
Or shut me up within a prison
Within a prison cell
Or make me e’en as poor as Mary’s Son—
I will not go from Thee,
I will not go
But ever stand
My soul and body bowed to Thy command.

O thou who hast been sore afflicted
on the pathway of the Covenant!
Anguish and torment, when suffered on the pathway
of the Lord, Him of manifest signs,

is only favour and grace;
only favour and grace;

affliction is but mercy,
and grief a gift from God.
Poison is sugar on the tongue,
and wrath is kindness, nourishing the soul.

is only favour and grace;
only favour and grace;

If I, like Abraham, through flames must go,
Or yet like John a bloodstained road must run;
If, Joseph-like, Thou’d cast me in a well,
Or shut me up within a prison
Within a prison cell
Or make me e’en as poor as Mary’s Son—
I will not go from Thee,
I will not go
But ever stand
My soul and body bowed to Thy command.

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from If We Could Only Catch A Glimpse, released November 18, 2014
All vocals – MJ Cyr
Guitar – MJ Cyr
Banjo – Lucas Gadke
Violin – Laura Bates
Cello – Anna Jarvis
Clarinet – Cameron Britton
Bass – Mike Ferguson
Drums – Ben Standage

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