Serene Sunday: Kyrie

I’m behind in writing again.  While looking for the Catholic hymn “Kyrie,” I came upon this song “Kyrie Eleison” by Mr. Mister.  “Kyrie, eleison” (or “Lord, have mercy”) is a liturgical response of the people to intentions mentioned in the Prayer of the Faithful.  Mr. Mister used the phrase for this 1985 hit.  Even though I’m no longer Christian, it’s spiritual message somehow strikes a chord.

Kýrie, eléison
Kýrie, eléison
Kýrie

The wind blows hard against this mountainside
Across the sea into my soul
It reaches into where I cannot hide
Setting my feet upon the road

My heart is old, it holds my memories
My body burns a gem-like flame
Somewhere between the soul and soft machine
Is where I find myself again

Kýrie, eléison
Down the road that I must travel
Kýrie, eléison
Through the darkness of the night

Kýrie, eléison
Where I’m going, will you follow?
Kýrie, eléison
On a highway in the light

When I was young, I thought of growing old
Of what my life would mean to me
Would I have followed down my chosen road
Or only wished what I could be

Kýrie, eléison
Down the road that I must travel
Kýrie, eléison
Through the darkness of the night

Kýrie, eléison
Where I’m going, will you follow?
Kýrie, eléison
On a highway in the light

Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh

Kýrie, eléison
Down the road that I must travel
Kýrie, eléison
Through the darkness of the night

Kýrie, eléison
Where I’m going, will you follow?
Kýrie, eléison
On a highway in the light

Kýrie, eléison
Down the road that I must travel (will you follow?)
Kýrie, eléison
Through the darkness of the night

Kýrie, eléison
Where I’m going, will you follow? (will you follow)
Kýrie, eléison
On a highway in the light

Kýrie, eléison
Down the road that I must travel (yeah)
Kýrie, eléison
Through the darkness of the night

Kýrie, eléison
Where I’m going, will you follow? (will you follow?)
Kýrie, eléison
On a highway in the light

Kýrie, eléison
Down the road that I must travel (will you follow?)
Kýrie, eléison
Through the darkness of the night

Kýrie, eléison
Where I’m going, will you follow? (will you follow)

Enjoy.

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Kyrie Eleison, which means “Lord, have mercy”

3 thoughts on “Serene Sunday: Kyrie

  1. What a great choice, Judi! The song is so upbeat and positive.

    This has been one of my favorite songs since it was first released. The line “Where I’m going, will you follow?” speaks volumes … trust, commitment, love. It’s been a kind of mantra for hubby and me throughout our lives. Even moreso now.

    Nice interlude on a rainy, cold, dreary Sunday. Thanks!

  2. Thank you for this… Interesting, i didn’t know it was a catholic hymn, i’m orthodox and i know it from attending some services around Easter especially in a Greek church as it was the closest orthodox around me. There sung by the men in the community, which is another reason i liked going to that church as it was always uplifting and their singing was a big part of the service and the spirit of community.

    The song brings a lot of that spirit with it 🙂 Hope you had a good Sunday and congrats on the driving. I miss having one for being able to just get in it and get out of the city and closer to nature, hope you’ll find some nice places to drive to around you 🙂

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