So Mournful The Elegy, So Comforting The Hymn

A friend of mine posted this song and it struck something in me. Worry has eaten me alive before. The anxiety that literally leads to physical sickness, antisocial behaviors, and deep depression complete with crying, loss of appetite, and avoidance of conversation. I’m not that way now, but I’ve been there before and have no desire to go back. Being there yourself is hard, but even harder than that is watching those you love (friends AND family) face the same dragon of despair.

Hymns From Nineveh – So Mournful The Elegy, So Comforting The Hymn


—LYRICS—

An old man said:
“live one day at a time
– who can add a day to his life by worrying?”

Though we’re young
we’ve seen what worry can do
so embrace the worried songs we sing to you

So mournful the elegy
and so comforting the hymn

– we ought to sing when we lie in our beds
in the quiet hour
we remember what he said

but we’re young
and we’ve seen what worry can do
so embrace the worried hearts we bring to you

So mournful the elegy
and so comforting the hymn

I hope it touches you too.

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