Inside the Mind of Isadora

Sunday Song – If It Be Your Will

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On November 7, the sad news was announced that the prominent poet, novelist, musician, singer, songwriter and paint artist, Leonard Cohen had died. He was born on September 21,1934 in Westmount, Quebec, Canada.
His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. He won the Chester Mac Naghten Literary Competition for the poems “Sparrows” and “Thoughts of a Landsman.”

His song “Suzanne” became a hit for Judy Collins who subsequently covered a number of Cohen’s other songs, as well, and was for many years his most covered song. He was also associated with many other performers including Sharon Robinson, Jennifer Warnes and Anjani Thomas. ©wikipedia

During the New York City’s folk scene in Greenwich Village, I had the pleasure of being exposed to his words from other poets who were reciting his poems and aspiring to be as good.

It’s a formidable loss of an incredibly revered visionary artist.

May you Rest in Peace,

Isadora

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

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“Hallelujah” was first released on Cohen’s studio album Various Positions in 1984.

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If It Be Your Will

If it be your will that I speak no more
And my voice be still as it was before
I will speak no more, I shall abide until
I am spoken for, if it be your will

If it be your will that a voice be true
From this broken hill, I will sing to you
From this broken hill, all your praises they shall ring
If it be your will to let me sing

From this broken hill all your praises they shall ring
If it be your will to let me sing

If it be your will, if there is a choice
Let the rivers fill, let the hills rejoice
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in Hell
If it be your will to make us well

And draw us near, and bind us tight
All your children here in their rags of light
In our rags of light, all dressed to kill
And end this night, if it be your will, if it be your will

Song Lyrics 

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Official site for Leonard Cohen

Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of whom I am no matter what venue I choose to express it.

21 thoughts on “Sunday Song – If It Be Your Will

  1. Thanks for sharing the link to your lovely tribute, Izzy. I had never heard that song “If It Be Your Will” and it brought tears to my eyes. He was a master story teller and a wonderful humanist. 🙂 xo ❤

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  2. Thank you Isadora for this lovely tribute to Mr. Cohen Esq.
    His words were unique. And thank you for introducing me to this song I did not know.
    Take care.
    Brian

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  3. Great tribute to a great poet.
    And beautiful words from a beautiful woman to a beautiful man.

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  4. Such beautiful songs and a great man! Very sad that he has left us. Beautiful post, Isadora.

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  5. He was a great influence to me in my guitar days.. His words were always powerful and meaningful….. I managed to learn a couple of his songs/poems but my mind has let me down these days…

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  6. We’ve lost an incredibly talented man.

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  7. I love “Suzanne.” Loving tribute, Izzy.

    janet

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