A Song to Remember Them

{ Wednesday, March 21, 2012 }
Assalaamu aleykum,


There was a public remembrance today in Lommel, of 17 victims who died in the bus crash in Switzerland, 15 of whom were children around the age of 12. Tomorrow the other victims will be buried in Leuven. I followed the service on TV, and was very touched. It's so sad to see so many young lives ended. Normally, at the age of 12, your life has only just begun. 
One of the bus drivers had also recently gotten married, and his wife gave a testimony of their love for each other.
The King and Queen of Belgium were present, and also the Dutch crown-prince and his wife, because six of the children who died were Dutch. Lommel is very near to the border between Flanders and the Netherlands. The host said during the service that it was dedicated to deceased children and their families everywhere. 







Source: www.destandaard.be


 I want to insert a moment of remembrance here, on my blog, by sharing the song "Dante's Prayer" by Loreena McKennitt. May the souls of the deceased rest in peace, and may their family and friends find comfort, hope and strength to live on.


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... 


1 comment:

truth said...

peace be upon them.

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