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A Love Supreme

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posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 02:46 AM
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The prayer (or is it a poem?) below comes from the liner notes of jazz master John Coltrane's album A Love Supreme. As far as I know, Coltrane didn't talk much about religion as an artist or a public figure, but the little (and seemingly mostly forgotten) written piece below has haunted me for many years with its beauty and -- to my mind - near perfection. In the right frame of mind, it still has the power to raise the hair on my arms, and I've put a small copy of this prayer one of the walls in every place Ive lived for about 20 years now. Quite simply, it's one of my all-time favorite prayers, if not my clear number-one favorite. I reproduce it below for my friends of faith on ATS, some of whom might enjoy it as much as I do.


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I will do all I can to be worthy of Thee O Lord.
It all has to do with it.
Thank you God.
Peace.
There is none other.
God is. It is so beautiful.
Thank you God. God is all.
Help us to resolve our fears and weaknesses.
Thank you God.
In You all things are possible.
We know. God made us so.
Keep your eye on God.
God is. He always was. He always will be.
No matter what...it is God.
He is gracious and merciful.
It is most important that I know Thee.
Words, sounds, speech, men, memory, thoughts,
fears and emotions – time – all related ...
all made from one ... all made in one.
Blessed be His name.
Thought waves – heat waves-all vibrations –
all paths lead to God. Thank you God.

His way ... it is so lovely ... it is gracious.
It is merciful – thank you God.
One thought can produce millions of vibrations
and they all go back to God ... everything does.
Thank you God.
Have no fear ... believe ... thank you God.
The universe has many wonders. God is all. His way ... it is so wonderful.
Thoughts – deeds – vibrations, etc.
They all go back to God and He cleanses all.
He is gracious and merciful...thank you God.
Glory to God ... God is so alive.
God is.
God loves.
May I be acceptable in Thy sight.
We are all one in His grace.
The fact that we do exist is acknowledgement of Thee O Lord.
Thank you God.
God will wash away all our tears ...
He always has ...
He always will.
Seek Him everyday. In all ways seek God everyday.
Let us sing all songs to God
To whom all praise is due ... praise God.
No road is an easy one, but they all
go back to God.
With all we share God.
It is all with God.
It is all with Thee.
Obey the Lord.
Blessed is He.
We are from one thing ... the will of God ... thank you God.
I have seen God – I have seen ungodly –
none can be greater – none can compare to God.
Thank you God.
He will remake us ... He always has and He always will.
It is true – blessed be His name – thank you God.
God breathes through us so completely ...
so gently we hardly feel it ... yet,
it is our everything.
Thank you God.
ELATION-ELEGANCE-EXALTATION
All from God.
Thank you God. Amen.

JOHN COLTRANE - December, 1964

...And some mood music, from said album...




posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 01:21 PM
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Beautiful words and music.

Thanks for posting this



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 01:54 PM
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Thank you for sharing that poem. It is always nice to see and read the words of those who acknowledge and know who their master is. Their humility is evident.


[color=palevioletred]Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”


Read more: www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com...

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posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 01:00 PM
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This was so beautiful. Thank you sir and may the Lord God bless you!



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