-- Lord Of The Starfields --
12 May 1976. Burritt's Rapids.

Found on:

In The Falling Dark (1976) & (2002)

Circles In The Stream (1977) [live album]

Resume (1981) [compilation album]

Rumours of Glory (1985) [compilation album]

Rumours of Glory - box set Disc 2 (2014) [compilation album]

Lord of the starfields
Ancient of Days
Universe Maker
Here's a song in your praise

Wings of the storm cloud
Beginning and end
You make my heart leap
Like a banner in the wind

O love that fires the sun
Keep me burning.
Lord of the starfields
Sower of life,
Heaven and earth are
Full of your light

Voice of the nova
Smile of the dew
All of our yearning
Only comes home to you

O love that fires the sun
keep me burning

Known comments by Bruce Cockburn about this song, by date:

  • 1986 - "I was trying to write something like a psalm." - from "All The Diamonds" songbook, edited by Arthur McGregor, OFC Publications 1986. Submitted by Rob Caldwell.

    December 1999

    [Setting up to play: Lord of the Starfields after the interviewer said the producer'd made a "deal with the devil" to get BC to play it :-)]

    BC: This is an old song which is why I suppose it is something like a deal with the devil but hardly that, given the nature of the song. It's a song I sort of let lie fallow for quite a while but I had another special request to do it on Italian TV earlier this year. It ended up in the soundtrack of an Italian film and there was the need to go and to it on TV. So I had to learn it again and I've been doing it now and again since, and I'm kind of glad because I feel pretty good about. This is called 'Lord of the Starfields'

    -- from an interview with KBCO, December 1999. Submitted by Suzanne Capobianco.

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