TOMORROW IN FITZROY 22.5.16
MUMFORD & SONS - BABEL; Song For A Healthy Soul

SUNSHINE ON LEITH - THE PROCLAIMERS

Hibees

Yesterday, something truly spectacular happened and my favourite Scottish football team that I have followed since I was 8 years old won the Scottish Cup… for the first time in 114 years. Yip, since the year my Grandmother was born!

As the captain lifted the Cup the crowd broke into the Hibees’ Terrace anthem Sunshine On Leith, written by Hibs fans The Proclaimers. A sea of green scarves singing in unison at such a moment is a wonderfully emotional moment… Yet there is so much more to this song than a Cup winning chant! 

As a hymn this has everything. As well as its sense of place, Edinburgh’s beautiful Leith, and its sense of the personal romantic love, there is deep spiritual connection. It has its transcendence. God as Chief is recognised and the song rings with thanksgiving and praise! 

It has catharsis and the hopefulness of healing. In my Masters dissertation I highlighted what I called “prophetic stimulants”. The core of a song that gives it potency for personal or social transformation. This song has a range of them in just a few minutes. 

Worship leaders, go to The Proclaimers workshop right here! Brilliant!

 

My heart was broken, my heart was broken

Sorrow Sorrow Sorrow Sorrow

My heart was broken, my heart was broken

 

You saw it, You claimed it

You touched it, You saved it

 

My tears are drying, my tears are drying

Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you

My tears are drying, my tears are drying

 

Your beauty and kindness

Made tears clear my blindness

 

While I'm worth my room on this earth

I will be with you

While the Chief, puts sunshine on Leith

I'll thank Him for His work

And your birth and my birth.

 

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

 

My heart was broken, my heart was broken

Sorrow Sorrow Sorrow Sorrow

My heart was broken, my heart was broken

 

You saw it, You claimed it

You touched it, You saved it

 

While I'm worth my room on this earth

I will be with you

While the Chief, puts sunshine on Leith

I'll thank Him for His work

And your birth and my birth.

 

yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Comments

Peter Banks

Oh yes! I remember seeing the lads play at Greenbelt and the joy of that amazing song! A Secret Chord moment...? PB

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