All that is Hidden

This hymn was written by English Roman Catholic composer, church-musician and social-justice activist (ref) Bernadette Farrell (b 1957).    The text is officially based on Luke 12;2-3  and is also a close match for Matt 10:26-27 - these are part of Jesus teachings during his final days on earth.

It was originally published in 1986 by the American OCP Publications.

The hymn is included in some in-print hymn books, and sheet music can also be purchased from OCP.

The unnamed tune, also by Farrell, has a 4/4 time signature.  In the key of Bb the first few notes are D D F GFG



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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website.

The song has four verses, and a six-line chorus which is repeated after each verse. A rough outline is:
1 If you would follow me, follow where life will lead:

Chorus::
All that is hidden will be made clear.
All that is dark now will be revealed.
What you have heard in the dark
proclaim in the light;
What you hear in whispers
proclaim from the housetops.

If you would honour me, honour the least of these:

If you would speak of me, live all your life in me.

If you would rise with me, rise through your destiny ...

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If you would follow me,
follow where life will lead:
Do not look for me among the dead,
For I am hidden in pain, risen in love;
There is no harvest without sowing of grain.

Chorus:
All that is hidden will be made clear.
All that is dark now will be revealed.
What you have heard in the dark
proclaim in the light;
What you hear in whispers
proclaim from the housetops.

If you would honour me,
Honour the least of these:
You will not find me dressed in finery.
My Word cries out to be heard;
breaks through the world:
My Word is on your lips and lives in your heart.

If you would speak of me,
live all your life in me.
my ways are not the ways that you would choose;
my thoughts are far beyond yours,
as heaven from earth:
If you believe in me my voice will be heard.

If you would rise with me,
rise through your destiny:
do not refuse the death which brings you life,
for as the grain in the earth
must die for rebirth,
So I have planted your life deep within mine.

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