Illa Timor Nia Orasaun (The Prayer of Timor Island)

Beautiful song composed and performed by Savio Freitas, SJ. Prayer for peace in East Timor. Features footages* by Indonesian journalist Agus Muliawan, who was killed in East Timor while accompanying nuns on the way to visit refugees.

English Lyric:

O Lord please listen to my prayer
My soul is still sobbing
My body still reeks of blood
For my children fight
Against each other
O Lord I want to smile and be happy
But my heart doesn’t give in
From the day the sun rises and sets again
I want people call me
Beautiful Timor without ceasing

Today I am praying with the wind and the sea
To pacify those who are sad and sobbing
Today I pray with the moon and the star
To console those who have lost everything
My body is still enchanting on the sea
But now I am lying alone
And waiting for the rain to drench my body
And for the cold breeze to calm Timorese Hearts

Today I am praying with the wind and the sea
Lord grant grace of peace for all of them
Today I pray with the moon and the star
For the love of God decrease the hatred in them
For you I am crying to
My Lord

About aklahat

Lahir dan besar di pedalaman Timor Tengah Selatan, tinggal dan bekerja di pinggiran Kota Kupang.

Posted on April 4, 2012, in Refleksi and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Komentar.

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