Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bono Writes a Hymn

From the new U2 cd, out this coming Tuesday:
White as Snow
Where I came from there were no hills at all
The land was flat, the highway straight and wide
My brother and I would drive for hours
Like we had years instead of days
Our faces as pale as the dirty snow

Once I knew there was a Love Divine
Then came a time I thought It knew me not
Who can forgive forgiveness where forgiveness is not
Only the Lamb as white as snow

And the water, it was icy
As it washed over me
And the moon shone above me

Now this dry ground it bears no fruit at all
Only poppies laugh under the crescent moon
The road refuses strangers
The land the seeds we sow
Where might we find the Lamb as white as snow

As boys we would go hunting in the woods
To sleep the night shooting out the stars
Now the wolves are every passing stranger
Every face we cannot know
If only a heart could be as white as snow
If only a heart could be as white as snow

1 comment:

Duski said...

Daniel and I got the CD yesterday. This song sounds so much like "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," which I am sure is not an accident. We are enjoying it so much.