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Sep 21, 2011

TALKING POINT: Leonard Cohen to mark his Birthday today

Today, 21st September is Leonard Cohen's birthday. An amazing song writer and what a lovely voice. Interestingly he is a Jew who practices Zen Buddhism, having spent several years in Buddhist Monastery, as well as carries a persona associated with mysticism. 

I have loved his songs "Hallelujah" and this one song below was inspired by the Kol Nidre service on Yom Kippur eve, which begins, "May it therefore be Your will, Lord our God,...






"If It Be Your Will"
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If it be your will
That I speak no more
And my voice be still
As it was before
I will speak no more
I shall abide until
I am spoken for
If it be your will
If it be your will
That a voice be true
From this broken hill
I will sing to you
From this broken hill
All your praises they shall ring
If it be your will
To let me sing
From this broken hill
All your praises they shall ring
If it be your will
To let me sing

If it be your will
If there is a choice
Let the rivers fill
Let the hills rejoice
Let your mercy spill
On all these burning hearts in hell
If it be your will
To make us well

And draw us near
And bind us tight
All your children here
In their rags of light
In our rags of light
All dressed to kill
And end this night
If it be your will

If it be your will.
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Leonard Norman Cohen
(born 21 September 1934)


Cohen published his first book of poetry in Montreal in 1956 and his first novel in 1963. His work often explores religion, isolation, sexuality and interpersonal relationships. Famously reclusive, having once spent several years in a Zen Buddhist monastery, and possessing a persona frequently associated with mystique, he is extremely well regarded by critics for his literary accomplishments, for the richness of his lyrics, and for producing an output of work of high artistic quality over a five-decade career.
Over 2,000 renditions of Cohen's songs have been recorded. Cohen has been inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honour. While giving the speech at Cohen's induction into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 10 March 2008, Lou Reed described Cohen as belonging to the "highest and most influential echelon of songwriters."

Currently he is working on a new album which will possibly be released in late 2011.
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Text and Image Source: Wikipedia

Below is the other beautiful song that I love HALLELUJAH at YouTube...




WISH HIM A GREAT DAY TODAY AND MAY HIS NEW ALBUM MAKES IT TO THE TOP AGAIN...
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नमः शिवाय 
Om Namah Shivaya

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