Leonard & Antony ~ If It Be Your Will

I  originally posted these song lyrics by Leonard Cohen back in 2007. I was thinking of the song this morning and decided to resurrect it with music and video. I love Leonard Cohen and this song is so very beautiful, lyrics from the heart of supplication. Cohen’s way with words is pure poetry – how can one not love this mans voice and art. Antony sang this cover of If It Be Your Will at a Leonard Cohen tribute in the film I Am Your Man. His passion and delivery take my breath away. I remember when I first saw it I rewound, watched and listened over and over. I could not get enough.

If It Be Your Will by Leonard Cohen

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.

If It Be Your Will sung by Antony Hegarty of Antony and  The Johnsons

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