More is Required
by Sister Helen Prejean
More is required than being swept along–
All the currents pulling me
Easy and wide in a long, slow drift–
Without rudder, floating backwards, now to the side.
What can one person do against a sucking tide?
I coil like a bow;
I gather like a fist;
I forge like a rudder
And I lean into the wide, slow drift.
I tack and veer by God’s pure will.
I raise my voice against the silence.
My voice alone. Until a chorus joins.
The Deepest Desire
Composer(s): Jake Heggie
Song(s): 1. More is Required
3. I Catch on Fire
4. The Deepest Desire
5. Primary Colors