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​Dante's Prayer

This song is by Loreena McKennitt and appears on the album The Book of Secrets (1997).

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Song of the Day
November 02, 2013
When the dark wood fell before me
And all the paths were overgrown
When the priests of pride say there is no other way
I tilled the sorrows of stone

I did not believe because I could not see
Though you came to me in the night
When the dawn seemed forever lost
You showed me your love in the light of the stars

Cast your eyes on the ocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me

Then the mountain rose before me
By the deep well of desire
From the fountain of forgiveness
Beyond the ice and the fire

Cast your eyes on the ocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me

Though we share this humble path, alone
How fragile is the heart
Oh give these clay feet wings to fly
To touch the face of the stars

Breathe life into this feeble heart
Lift this mortal veil of fear
Take these crumbled hopes, etched with tears
We'll rise above these earthly cares

Cast your eyes on the ocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me
Please remember me

Written by:

Loreena McKennitt

Produced by:

Stuart Bruce

Musicians:

  • Caroline Lavelle - cello
  • Hugh Marsh - violin
  • Loreena McKennitt - keyboard and piano
  • Steve Pigott - additional keyboard
  • Donald Quan - viola
  • Danny Thompson - double bass
  • St. Petersburg Chamber Choir - choir vocals

Conductor:

Nikolai Korniev

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