Nine Lessons and Carols: If Only I Could Touch You With My Hands

Watch the cast of Nine Lessons and Carols: stories for a long winter perform If Only I Could Touch You With My Hands.

Lyrics:
I light a candle cause I know that it will comfort me
It’s not a calling from above
It’s only something I can see
If I could only touch you with my hands palpably
If only I could touch you with my hands

These hands that wash my body wash my face
These legs that somehow took me to this sacred space
This mouth that drank the wine that ate the date
If only I could touch you with my hands
If only I could touch you with my hands

Don’t tell me what happens tomorrow
Just help me to get through tonight
I’ll give you my own little blessing
Console you with warmth from this light
With warmth from this light

And soon the sun will rise and in the morning will I be
Still burning brightly or fast fading with fragility?
And if I burn then the pain proves this is real to me
My body might just melt away into the sea

These lips determined oh the words that they recite for me
I say a prayer whatever that might mean to me
These arms self-soothing now where someone else once would have been
If I could only touch you with my hands
If I could only touch you with my hands

Don’t tell me what happens tomorrow
Just help me to get through tonight
I’ll give you my own little blessing
Console you with warmth from this light

Don’t tell me what happens tomorrow
Just help me to get through tonight
I’ll give you my own little blessing
Console you with warmth from this light
With warmth from this light

This is our story
We will find the glory
This is our story
We’ll hold on tight
This is our story
I’ll tell my January self to hold the glory oh
This is our story
We’ll hold the light

I light a candle cause I know that it will comfort me
It’s not a calling from above
It’s only something I can see
If I could only touch you with my hands palpably
If only I could touch you with my hands

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