Revel in Your Righteousness

Music: Concerto for Organ and Orchestra Op7 no1 mvt3.
By George Friedrich Handel.
Performed by the Advent Orchestra at the Free Music Archive
under a Attribution - Share Alike license.

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Revel in your righteousness,
For you are truly good,
Wise enough to understand
What lies behind each "should."

There's depth to your morality
And kindness to your care.
Duty joins with empathy
To will the weight you bear.

Oh, yes, you hear the suffering
That sings within your heart
Of death and pain, of cruelty
In which all must take part.

Oh, yes, within you strangle
The people whom you hate,
And sex consumes your fantasies
With lust no love can sate.

But underneath, a canticle
Of gratitude and praise
Creates a choral pedal point
To harmonize your days.

There is a joy in being
That does all goodness move,
A universal gravity
That binds all things in love.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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