Sanctuary

Words and Music by Carrie Newcomer
©2016 Carrie Newcomer Music (BMI), Administered by BMG Chrysalis

Will you be my refuge,
My haven in the storm,
Will you keep the embers warm,
When my fire’s all but gone?

Will you remember,
And bring me sprigs of rosemary,
Be my sanctuary,
’Til I can carry on
Carry on
Carry on.

This one knocked me to the ground,
This one dropped me to my knees,
I should have seen it coming,
But it surprised me.

Will you be my refuge,
My haven in the storm,
Will you keep the embers warm,
When my fire’s all but gone?

Will you remember,
And bring me sprigs of rosemary,
Be my sanctuary,
’Til I can carry on
Carry on
Carry on.

In a state of true believers,
On streets called us and them,
Its gonna take some time,
’Til the world feels safe again.

Will you be my refuge,
My haven in the storm,
Will you keep the embers warm,
When my fire’s all but gone?

Will you remember,
And bring me sprigs of rosemary,
Be my sanctuary,
’Til I can carry on
Carry on
Carry on.

You can rest here in Brown Chapel,
Or with a circle of friends,
Or quiet grove of trees,
Or between two bookends.

Will you be my refuge,
My haven in the storm,
Will you keep the embers warm,
When my fire’s all but gone?

Will you remember,
And bring me sprigs of rosemary,
Be my sanctuary,
’Til I can carry on
Carry on
Carry on.

This song was written after a conversation with my friend Parker J. Palmer.
I asked him, “What can we do when we are personally or politically
heartbroken?” He responded, “We take sanctuary. We gather with those we
love, in places like Brown Chapel. We remember, we share stories or we sit
in silence until we can go on.” –Carrie Newcomer

About Still Water Sangha of MN

We are a community, formed with enthusiasm and joy, practicing Mindfulness and Meditation together in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. We meet on Monday nights from 7-8:30pm in a private home in Stillwater, Minnesota.
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