Monday, February 28, 2011

Music for a Monday: Bring Him Home

So last week, I mentioned the concert we sang in, and promised to feature songs from it.

But because we just saw Les Misérables, I feel compelled to share a few gems from that musical.

(Have I mentioned you should go see Les Misérables?)


This song is a favorite for several reasons, some of which are hard to write about. But I will say this: there were several months when silently singing the chorus of this song was the only way I could pray for my son. Now, every time I hear it, the song reminds me of God's faithfulness in answering my prayer, even when I couldn't muster the faith to pray it.

(Valjean is standing over Marius at the barricade)

God on high
Hear my prayer
In my need
You have always been there

He is young
He's afraid
Let him rest
Heaven blessed.
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.

He's like the son I might have known
If God had granted me a son.
The summers die
One by one
How soon they fly
On and on
And I am old
And will be gone.

Bring him peace
Bring him joy
He is young
He is only a boy

You can take
You can give
Let him be
Let him live
If I die, let me die
Let him live
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.



  1. Best. Musical. Ever.

    I've already seen it once (in London) and it's coming within 4 hours of my house in a few months. But I can only see (er.. afford) one musical a year, and there's also Wicked and Riverdance. I don't know what to do!

  2. FCW: I have some good news for you, then. Tune in Friday!


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