From the Album Confessio – Irish American Roots
And are you sleeping still my love?
The sun is on the rise
A gentle west wind lifts the leaves,
And songbirds fill the skies.
I closed my eyes in sorrow love,
My heart as cold as stone,
And thought, as darkness covered me,
That I would lie alone.
But you were not alone my love,
Your weariness was mine,
I brought a light into the dark
That you might see it shine.
I closed my eyes in weariness,
I closed my eyes in pain,
And never thought I should be called
To open them again.
I too endured the deadly cold
That chilled us to the bone,
That I might warm the sepulchre
And roll away the stone.
Awaken now to life my love,
Arise alive and free,
Shake off the sleep of death my love,
And come away with me.
And she has risen from her bed
And held her arms out wide
And touched his wounded hands and heart
And gone to be his bride.