Urban Hymn

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Ah, Sovereign Lord, my city grace
With mirrored facets of thy face
Reweave your church into the fabric
Stitched by orphans and the addicts
Restorer of the streets with homesteads
Send your builders to the homeless
Paver of the patchwork roadways
(nos) Manda san trabajadores

Ah, Sovereign Lord, my city break
Of habits formed and poor forsak’d
Reverse the exodus to comforts
Of the self-protecting suburbs
Oh year of Jubilee proclaim!
Thus inequality profane
Dry bones again sinew with life
Graft us into our brothers’ strife

Ah, Sovereign Lord, my city bless
Renew thine urban wilderness
Consume the dross of sin’s oppression
Leaving thy sweet resurrection
That thou hast promised ages past
Oh glorious sight mine eyes possess!
To see descending from on high
Our eternal dwelling nigh!


from Egocentric in the City, released September 6, 2013



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Soy La Vid Indianapolis, Indiana

Soy La Vid is the musical whimsy of Mark Abdon. Graduated from DePauw U. and now hailing Indianapolis, IN - current interests include Cinnamon Toast Crunch, tall mountains, Jesus, living in the 'hood, and his wife Laura.

Musical parents include the unlikely matrimony of such persons as Iron & Wine, Sufjan Stevens, Coldplay, The National, George Winston, Sarah McLachlan, Hammock, and yes... Enya
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