Sing My Song Backwards

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Brian Wren
Tune Name: WETASKIWIN

Lyrics as Poetry

Sing my song backwards,
from end to beginning,
Friday to Monday,
from dying to birth.
Nothing is altered,
but hope changes everything:
sing “Resurrection!”
and “Peace upon Earth!”

Sing my song backwards
till all the world sings!

Whisper a hope
through the fear in Gethsemane,
horror and emptiness
darker than night;
visit the wounds,
and the failure of Calvary:
sing “Resurrection!”
and bathe them in light.

Sing my song backwards
till all the world sings!

Gather the bones
and the sinews of memory–
healings and parables,
laughter and strife,
joy with the outcasts
and love for the enemy–
breathe “Resurrection!”
and dance them to life.

Sing my song backwards
till all the world sings!

Stretch out a rainbow
from cross to nativity.
Deck out the stable
with shepherds and kings,
angels and miracles,
glory and poetry–
Sing my song backwards
till all the world sings!

Sing my song backwards
till all the world sings!

!sings world the all till
wards back song my Sing


Words by
Brian WrenCopyright © 1983, 1995 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA,
Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Copyright © 1983, 1995 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

Scripture References

  • Matthew 15:32-38
  • Mark 15:32-33
  • Luke 2:14

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Angel, Angels
  • Celebration
  • Change
  • Creativity
  • Cross
  • Discipleship
  • Gethsemane
  • Hope
  • Journey
  • Nativity
  • New Year
  • Rainbow
  • Resurrection
  • Time, Seasons
  • Witness
  • Worship

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