From Bitter Searchings of the Heart…

From bitter searchings of the heart…this has to be the most profound piece of poetry for hope of the Millennium ever written since the Prophet Isaiah. This poem by Canadian poet Frank Scott ((Scott, was a constitutional lawyer, former Dean of McGill University, but also an influential poet and Canadian social thinker)) is masterfully recited and sung by L.C., as he called himself, and his angelic women chorus, the incomparable “high priest” of the sublime and mysterious, the unnamed nameless One.

From bitter searching of the heart,
Quickened with passion and with pain
We rise to play a greater part.
This is the faith from which we start:
Men shall know commonwealth again
From bitter searching of the heart.
We loved the easy and the smart,
But now, with keener hand and brain,
We rise to play a greater part.
The lesser loyalties depart,
And neither race nor creed remain
From bitter searching of the heart.
Not steering by the venal chart
That tricked the mass for private gain,
We rise to play a greater part.
Reshaping narrow law and art
Whose symbols are the millions slain,
From bitter searching of the heart
We rise to play a greater part.

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