Leonard Cohen's

Song of Bernadette

©Leonard Cohen and Jennifer Warnes, first recorded by Jennifer Warnes on "Famous Blue Raincoat" (1986)


There was a child named Bernadette

I heard the story long ago

She saw the Queen of Heaven once

And kept the vision in her soul

No one believed what she had seen

No one believed what she heard

That there were sorrows to be healed

And mercy, mercy in this world


So many hearts I find

Broke like yours and mine

Torn by what we've done and can't undo

I just want to hold you

Won't you let me hold you

Like Bernadette would do


We've been around, we fall, we fly

We mostly fall, we mostly run

And every now and then we try

To mend the damage that we've done

Tonight, tonight I cannot rest

I've got this joy inside my breast

To think that I did not forget

That child, that song of Bernadette


So many hearts I find ...