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Song title: This is your sword


This is your sword

Brothers and sisters listen to me
These are the few things that I leave to thee
This sword of our fathers with lessons hard taught
This shield strong and sturdy from battles well fought

This is your sword, this is your shield
This is the power of love revealed
Carry them with you wherever you go
And give all the love that you have in your soul

The times they are dark, darkness covers the earth
But this world’s filled with the beauty of God’s work
Hold tight to your promise, stay righteous, stay strong
For the days of miracles will come along

This is your sword, this is your shield
This is the power of love revealed
Carry it with you wherever you go
And give all the love that you have in your soul

In the days of despair you can grow hard
Till you close your mind and empty your heart
If you find yourself staring in the abyss
Hold tight to your loved ones and remember this

This shield will protect your sacred heart
This sword will defend from what comes in the dark
Should you grow weary on the battlefield
Do not despair our love is real

This is your sword, this is your shield
This is the power of love revealed
Carry it with you wherever you go
And give all the love that you have in your soul
And give all the love that you have in your soul


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Published on the following official releases:

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 29/01/2014 Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town ,South Africa during the High Hopes tour
 - 11/02/2014 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide ,Australia during the High Hopes tour
 - 13/05/2014 Times Union Center, Albany,NY ,USA during the High Hopes tour

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First known live performance: 29/01/2014 Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town ,South Africa
Last known live performance: 13/05/2014 Times Union Center, Albany,NY ,USA

Song 'history':


Published on the 'HIGH HOPES' Album, released in January 2014.
Scarcely used during the High Hopes tour, with 3 inclusions
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