The doubter (Kathryn Rose)

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  • (Posted 2014-01-27)  CPDL #31114:       
Editor: Kathryn Rose (submitted 2014-01-27).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: The Doubter
Composer: Kathryn Rose
Lyricist: Kathryn Rose

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: unison
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 2013

External websites:

Original text and translations

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1  You'd failed, abandoned us, you'd left.
Why should I think you could come back?
We struggled, lonely and bereft.
Your easy absence was our lack.

2  How to continue, left behind?
What good news could we truly tell?
And then, this weakness of the mind:
They said you had come back from Hell.

3  I can't accept it, won't conspire
to lie to people in their grief.
I need to touch your wounds, require
a tactile witness, for belief.


4  And yet I thought I saw you wince
in love and care. And even though
it's been some twenty centuries since,
I've seen you bleeding here below.

5  You've carried me, I've touched a welt;
Those scars are real, I will allow.
Mayhap I know how Thomas felt.
"My Lord, my God!": I know you now.