Sunday, August 21, 2011

Esmeralda's Prayer

I have never watched The Hunchback of Notre Dame before but as I was changing the channel I  came across it on TV and was struck by this song, 'God Help the Outcasts'.
 
 ESMERALDA
I don't know if You can hear me
Or if You're even there
I don't know if You would listen
To a gypsy's prayer
Yes, I know I'm just an outcast
I shouldn't speak to you
Still I see Your face and wonder
Were You once an outcast too?

God help the outcasts
Hungry from birth
Show them the mercy
They don't find on earth
God help my people
We look to You still
God help the outcasts
Or nobody will

PARISHIONERS
I ask for wealth
I ask for fame
I ask for glory to shine on my name
I ask for love I can posses
I ask for God and His angels to bless me
ESMERALDA
I ask for nothing
I can get by
But I know so many
Less lucky than I
Please help my people
The poor and down trod
I thought we all were
The children of God
God help the outcasts
Children of God

I  hope that my own prayers sound more like those of Esmeralda than the parishioners.


'God Help the Outcasts' from Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame

Performed by Heidi Mollenhauer and Chorus

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