Moses Never Reached the Promised Land

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Audio and Video Music:
Concerto for 2 Oboes
in F Major Op9 no3,
2 Adagio.
By Tomaso Albinoni.
Performed by
the Advent Orchestra
at the Free Music Archive
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Moses never reached the promised land,
And I, too, died upon that distant mountain,
Resting on the laurels of my dream.
There is no end to struggle, no safe refuge
In which one can say, yes, I have arrived,
No longer feel the guilt of privilege,
Let go the fierce anxiety for justice,
Untie the knots of conscience in one's soul.
The promised land's a vision, not a place,
Held within the unrelenting heart.
Each generation must behold its beauty,
Reach for its uncompromising goodness,
Know that its long looked-for realization
Is in a time zone one will never see.
No matter. There's a joy in going forward
Greater than the joy of going home.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

Audio and Video Music: Concerto for 2 Oboes in F Major Op9 no3, 2 Adagio.
By Tomaso Albinoni. Performed by the Advent Orchestra
at the Free Music Archive under an Attribution-Share Alike license.



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