Guide me, O Thou Great Theresa – with apologies to William Williams and Peter Williams (to be sung to ‘Cwm Rhondda’)

Guide me, O thou great Theresa,
Voter through this complex maze;
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
Help me with thy heart ablaze:
Resilient, resilient,
Give me hope for evermore,
Give me hope for evermore.

Open thou thy doors of wisdom
Whence the verbal stream shall flow;
Let thy fiery flow of language
Give me succour as I grow:
Strong and stable, strong and stable
Be thou still my guiding hand.
Be thou still my guiding hand.

When I hear of deathly happ’nings,
Be my rock so fears subside;
No more deaths, no more destruction,
Safe from zealots’ homicide:
Veneration, veneration
I shall always give to thee.
I shall always give to thee.

 

 

 

© Helen Kalliope

June 2017

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helenkalliope

Translator, singer, linguist, cat-lover. Greek-Welsh mongrel

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