Les Miserables

various Les Miserables book illustrations
My sister just called me to tell me the exciting news news. The 25th Anniversary Production of Les Miserables is coming to Denver! Les Mis, written by Victor Hugo, is my favorite book, play, and it includes some of my favorite songs. I can't wait to see this version (said to be the best version yet by the London Times). Thanks Anna!

These are some of my favorite lyrics from the Broadway finale.
It is a beautiful adaption of Victor Hugo's story of forgiveness.


on this page
i write my last confession
read it well
when i at last am sleeping
it's a story of those who always loved you
your mother gave her life for you and gave you to my keeping

come with me
where chains will never bind you
all your grief
at last, at last behind you
lord in heaven;
look down on him in mercy

forgive me all my trespasses and take me to your glory

take my hand
and lead me to salvation
take my love
for love is everlasting
and remember
the truth that once was spoken:
to love another person is to see the face of god

do you hear the people sing?
lost in the valley of the night
it is the music of a people who are climbing to the light
for the wretched of the earth
there is a flame that never dies
even the darkest nights will end and the sun will rise

they will live again in freedom in the garden of the lord
they will walk behind the bloodshed
they will put away the sword
the chain will be broken and all men will have their reward!

will you join in our crusade?
who will be strong and stand with me?
somewhere beyond the barricade is there a world you long to see?
do you hear the people sing?
say, do you hear the distant drums?
it is the future that they bring when tomorrow comes!

Aaaaah, aaaaah, aaaah, tomorrow comes!!

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