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Say Yes

by Carl-Eric Tangen

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A little song about the Annunciation of Mary in preparation for Christmas.


When the angel arrives there will be terror, but say yes
The sound of wings like the breaking of a mirror, but say yes
It will arrive where you’re little and you’re scared
It will lay claim to the things you’ve never shared
And though your heart and your soul are unprepared, say yes

And it may tear you from home and family, but say yes
It may demand you become a refugee, but say yes
And when you’re cold, and you’re hungry, and you’re poor
When you’re in pain in a room without a door
And when the angel returns and asks for more, say yes

Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you
Worlds without end depend on you
Blessed is the one whom your bring forth
Who no one else can bring

When the legions of angels call you blessed, say yes
And were you faithful in each and every test? Say yes
And when they ask you in story and in song,
Were you upheld and protected all along?
Did the power of the spirit keep you strong? Say yes


released December 8, 2017
Written by Bob Franke
Arranged & performed by Carl-Eric Tangen

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Carl-Eric Tangen Edmonds, Washington

Experimental sacred Americana from the Pacific Northwest. Member of coastlandcommons.org

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