Show Me the Place Where the Suffering Began

Friday is for Heart Songs

I have been a Leonard Cohen fan since the late 1960’s through all the interesting changes to his voice, each of them  more interesting than the one before. Cohen, as far as I know is not a Christian, but his lyrics have always revealed a depth and a searching for honesty if not truth itself that I have found encouraging and authentic. Recently I ran across these lyrics which seemed to fit a couple of my posts from this last year, notably, Piercing an Ear as an Act of Worship, and Which is the Better Word for a Christian: Servant or Slave?  

May the Word that became flesh, show you His place for your today.

Show Me the Place, Leonard Cohen

Show me the place where you want your slave to go
Show me the place, I’ve forgotten, I don’t know
Show me the place for my head is bending low
Show me the place where you want your slave to go

Show me the place, help me roll away the stone
Show me the place, I can’t move this thing alone
Show me the place where the word became a man
Show me the place where the suffering began

The troubles came, I saved what I could save
A thread of light, a particle, a wave
But there were chains so I hastened to behave
There were chains so I loved you like a slave

Show me the place where you want your slave to go

Show me the place, I’ve forgotten, I don’t know
Show me the place for my head is bending low
Show me the place where you want your slave to go

The troubles came, I saved what I could save
A thread of light, a particle, a wave
But there were chains so I hastened to behave
There were chains so I loved you like a slave

Show me the place
Show me the place
Show me the place

Show me the place, help me roll away the stone
Show me the place, I can’t move this thing alone
Show me the place where the word became a man
Show me the place where the suffering began


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