"Our soul must perform two duties. The one is that we must reverently wonder and be surprised. The other is that we must gently let go and let be." Julian of Norwich

...Cancer teaches both!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

He Ain't Heavy - 1969

Here are The Hollies playing their 1969 hit "He Ain't Heavy".  This version was released in September 1969 featuring Elton John on piano! Flashback 40 years and this tune was probably playing on your radio.  Today I dedicate it to all those who walk this long and winding road with us as friends, partners, spouses, caregivers, parents, children, brothers and sisters, sharing your love, hope, and tears long the way. 

"But for your love and friendship,
there would be no road worth taking.
But for your strength and support,
there would be no way to take it!"  
AMEN to that!


(B. Scott and B. Russell)

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows when
But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We'll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

If I'm laden at all
I'm laden with sadness
That everyone's heart
Isn't filled with the gladness
Of love for one another

It's a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn't weigh me down at all
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

He's my brother
He ain't heavy, he's my brother...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rob, your grace, humour and intellectual curiosity in the face of this monstrous challenge astound me, and your faith is an inspiration to all of us walking this journey with you.
You ain't heavy, brother. God bless all of you.