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Desert Solitude - Wisdom Is the Death of All Suffering (Ep. 32)

Keshava Betts
March 23, 2022

Lyrics (Swami Kriyananda)

John, renouncing all,
Left his home.
Wrapped in solitude,
Far from men’s ways,
Roaming across desert sands,
Seeking God’s truth.

Long years he spoke only with God,
‘Til, silent of soul,
Wisdom did fill the ache of his heart:
Then he did see God alone.

Narration from “Christ Lives” Oratorio score:

“And in those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
and saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
(Matthew 3:1)