This dramatic trio for treble voices (the low alto can be covered by a high tenor) can be sung by either three singers or treble choir.  

 

TEXT:

 

When I lose my way

Will I hold my ground?

Will this weary earth hold my weight,

Claim me as its own?

 

When the rift tears wide,

See my end below,

I’m hanging by a Fraying Rope. 

 

Would I hear sounds of laughing hearts and beating wings

And lighter things? And lighter things?

And if I knew to give my heart a rest

From trying, trying, trying…

 

When the rafters fall 

And the roof comes down

I’ll bear this lonely burden as my own.

 

Strike my silent 

Bind my wrists, I’m

Helpless ‘gainst your power.

Subjected to your will.

 

Could I hear not when the robins rest but when they sing

Of lighter things? Of lighter things?

I’m not yet blind 

Take this veil from my eyes 

And let me see.

 

When I lose my way 

Will I hold my ground?

Will this weary earth hold my weight,

Or bear me down?

 

LENGTH – approx. 4:19min

STYLE – Pop Choral ; Jazz Choral ; Contemporary Choral

Fraying Rope (SAA)

$5.00Price