Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lament For Jerusalem (How Deserted Lies The City)

At that time: As Jesus drew near Jerusalem, and caught sight of the city, he wept over it, and said: Ah, if thou too couldst understand, above all in this day that is granted thee, the ways that can bring thee peace! As it is, they are hidden from thy sight. The days will come upon thee when thy enemies will fence thee round about, and encircle thee, and press thee hard on every side, and bring down in ruin both thee and thy children that are in thee, not leaving one stone of thee upon another; and all because thou didst not recognize the time of my visiting thee ...

(From the gospel according to Luke, for the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost)

VIDEO: Text based upon the Books of Lamentations & Isaiah. From 'Song Of An Exile'. Recorded at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Israel on 25th August 1994. Adrian Snell (Keyboards & Vocals), David Fitzgerald (Saxophones, Flutes & Whistles), Caroline Bonnett (Keyboards & Vocals), Richard Ayal Frieden (Interpretive Dance & Movement), Dave Bainbridge (Additional Programming & Sequencing).

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