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David Olney - Hymn of Brays

  • Исполнитель: David Olney
  • Альбом: - Live in Holland; - The Stone
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Hymn of Brays

None is more proud than the stallion
None is more feared than the lion
None is more free than the eagle
But who is more blessed than I am?
 
I was never what you could call noble
Beauty and grace I lack
Only a poor beast of burden,
But once I bore a King upon my back.
 
Blessed am I of all creatures;
Blessed am I of all beasts:
I heard the cries of “Hosanna!”
Palm leaves were laid at my feet.
 
Tethered to a tree at the crossroads
When two men appeared at my side
They led me away to their Master,
And upon my back He did ride.
 
We entered the city in triumph,
Every man’s heart filled with joy;
I raised my ears at their shouting,
And added my own humble voice.
 
Before you would taunt me with your laughter
A favour of you I would ask
Remember the King that I once carried,
And let your mockery pass
 
Blessed am I of all creatures;
Blessed am I of all beasts
I heard the cries of “Hosanna!”
And palm leaves were laid at my feet.
 
None is more proud than the stallion,
None is more feared than the lion,
None is more free than the eagle,
But who is more blessed than I am?
 
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Told from the perspective of the donkey carrying Jesus Christ into Jerusalem
Cf. Matthew 21:1–11, Mark 11:1–11, Luke 19:28–44, and John 12:12–19.)

Note for non-native English speakers:
While "hee-haw" is the way we IMITATE (in English) the sound which a donkey makes,
"bray" is the actual noun, as well as the verb, for the sound a donkey makes,
Hence, "Hymn of brays" is a word-play on the more common phrase "Hymn of praise"...

David Olney died, while performing, on 18. January, 2020

Cf. https://www.npr.org/2020/01/21/798088778/singer-songwriter-david-olney-d...

 

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