“Mother of Mysteries” from the Darwin Song Project

The Darwin Song Project is a compilation album, released in 2009, featuring folk artists from the UK and North America, who were tasked with the creation of new songs that had a resonance and relevance to Charles Darwin.  The album is available on YouTube, iTunes, and Amazon. Editor’s note: I want to thank Jodi, who I met at Pantheacon, for turning me on to this awesome project. “Mother of Mysteries” Lyrics Oh I wish I believed if only for you In a Sweet Ever After beyond the blue In an Eternal Father who after the fall Cast us all out of the garden Now I’ve found an Eden I can believe in Leavened with nothing but time There is grandeur in this view of life Where one becomes many through struggle and strife But the mother of mysteries is another man’s call Why is there something instead of nothing at all Why is there something instead of nothing at all If the devil’s own chaplain is leading the prayer From a book that’s been written with sorrow and care Then his hand is indifferent but it isn’t unkind There’s no evil design in his sermon For I hear a chorus of those gone before us Scored upon pages of stone (Chorus) Oh what an utter desert is a life without love Would that you blessings alone were enough To banish my doubt in the veil of your tears Oh my dear how the fabric has fallen For I’ve found an Eden I can believe in Free from the master’s design (Chorus)

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