Best Ignatian Songs: Beautiful Dawn

Break-up songs are so plentiful that they constitute a whole category of popular music.  My personal favorite is Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.” “Beautiful Dawn” by the Wailin’ Jennys is right up there too.  It’s sad, lovely, and gracious.  The way to mend a broken heart is to pray like this.

Teach me how to see when I close my eyes

Teach me to forgive and to apologize

Show me how to love in the darkest dark

There’s only one way to mend a broken heart

Lyrics here. (Go here to watch it on YouTube.)  H/T to Henry D.

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Jim Manney
Jim Manney is the author of highly praised popular books on Ignatian spirituality, including A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer (about the Daily Examen) and God Finds Us (about the Spiritual Exercises). He is the compiler/editor of An Ignatian Book of Days. His latest book is What Matters Most and Why. He and his wife live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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