European Forum

of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups

Courage to Follow the Law of Love

For the annual conference of the European Forum in 2009 in Järvenpää / Helsinki, Finland, Ulla Kosonen and Petri Laaksonen wrote the song Courage to Follow the Law of Love. Ever since, we keep on singing it. You can hear the beautiful recording, our French friends made, and even find the words in French at the bottom of this page!

Words: Ulla Kosonen (Finland)
Music: Petri Laaksonen
(Finland)

Singer and guitar : Elisabeth Saint-Guily (France)
Piano : Gilles Hypolite (France)
Mixing and Mastering : Studio les Gazouillis (France)

Courage to Follow the Law of Love

We are searching for the courage
in a world of hate and fear,
with silent words and whispers,
shedding lonely tears.
We are seeking for the courage
in a world that's opening wide,
to leave the shades and cellars,
walking side by side.

Chorus:
We are praying for the courage
to follow the law of love,
we are praying for the courage,
Eternal source of Love.
Be still, be still, my voice you hear,
Be still, be still, God is here.

We are searching for the courage
in a world with forces strong
That walk on frail and weak ones,
singing tuneless song.
We are building up the courage
in a world where last come first,
The heart and soul and justice,
guiding in our thirst.

Chorus

We are searching for the courage
in a world that’s past and now,
In a world of hope and failures,
asking: when and how?
We are breathing in the courage
in a world of love and faith.
Your Presence is amidst us,
opening up the gate.

Chorus

Download the song in pdf

Download the French text of the song in pdf