The Day Has Come
from Martin Guerre
 
 

Yet another that probably should be read while listening to the recording.  It would make things simpler to comprehend--a lot goes on at the same time in this song.  I think it's understood easily enough, though, with the music.  Certainly hope so.


 
 

Lucy

I was a child waiting for my life to unfold . . .
Always whispering my prayers, longing for a man whose heart I could hold . . .
 

Chauvelin

Now you're here with me, every moment full of promise at last!
 

Both

All the love that we've found,
There's no need for looking back into the past . . .
 

Lucy

My life was changed from our first kiss . . .
They can't touch love as pure as this.
 

Andrew (outside)

The day has come, like the moment in the dark when you begin to see . . .
 

Percy (nearby)

The day you know, that there's somewhere you'll find shelter from the storm . . .
 

Lucy and Chauvelin

Each day that comes is as precious as the love we thought we'd never find
Each day we live is as fearless as the fire that keeps us warm
 

All Four

The day has come: In our heart of hearts, we know the day has come!
 

Hebert (inside prison)

Are you sure that nothing can go wrong?
How can you be certain of your plan?
 

De Guinterre (to Hebert)

Hebert, my friend, you donít know what I do;
This cannot fail . . .
 

Lucy and Chauvelin

The love we make is a love we'll make together all our lives
 

All

The day has come . . .
 

De Guinterre

There is no escape, nothing left up to chance . . .
 

Lucy and Chauvelin

There's nothing in the world to change the love we've known
 

Percy

Fortune, my dear, come stand by my side . . .
 

All

The day has come . . .
 

Andrew

Lord, I ask that you show all the things we must know . . .
 

Chauvelin

And I'll trust each word you say until we die . . .
 

De Guinterre

Now the triumph is mine!
 

All

The day has come,
In our heart of hearts, we know the day has come . . .

The day has come!
 

Percy (whispered)

It is Judgment Day
Dear God, the day has come . . .