“Suddenly” – (Winner of the Open Category of The UK Songwriting Contest 2019 and International Songwriting Award 2019/2020) – Lucy Thomas, 15
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Suddenly For many years I hid away Never sure what I should say Afraid of standing tall Too scared that I would fall But now today I have the feeling something’s changed inside I always hoped one day there’d be Someone who’d believe in me To help me find the words To let my voice be heard Now all the doubts that held me back begin to fade away and Suddenly the meaning of my life is so clear to me A prisoner of my fears, but now I’m free It’s time to face the world To step into the light And let my dreams take flight Through restless days and sleepless nights I’ve kept a flame of hope alight And let it guide my way Towards a brighter day And so at last I’ve found the road that leads out of the dark oh and Suddenly the meaning of my life is so clear to me A prisoner of my fears, but now I’m free It’s time to face the world To step into the light And let my dreams take flight My whole life through, I would deny what I now know is true There are no limits to what we can do If we can just believe, our future’s is our hands, If we can just believe, one day we’ll understand because Suddenly the meaning of my life is so clear to me A prisoner of my fears, but now I’m free It’s time to face the world To step into the light And let my dreams take flight Instrumental This prisoner of her fears now at last is free It’s time to face the world And step into the light My dreams have taken flight Suddenly
Hildegard of Bingen, O.S.B. (German: Hildegard von Bingen; Latin: Hildegardis Bingensis; 1098 – 17 September 1179), also known as Saint Hildegard and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath. She is considered to be the founder of scientific natural history in Germany.
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The inspiration for writing this song started with the following beautiful poem by the Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata:
Afloat in the darkness before my eyes,
the watery planet bluely glows
How strong is my affection for that ancient home of ours,
how deep my gratitude for the gift of life
Tomorrow, I will dare the blue sky
and open up worlds unknown
for there we have our dreams
Messiah, composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. It was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and received its London premiere nearly a year later. After an initially modest public reception, the oratorio gained in popularity, eventually becoming one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music. (Wikipedia)
Other recommended works by G. F. Handel: Water Music.