Six winged angels flying to your lips with a live coal, ravaged fields and ruined cities–Isaiah 6 is full of dramatic imagery. It’s a vivid story filled with uncertainty and atonement that takes some time to sink in. This text also inspired the song “Ruined.”

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Read Isaiah 6
1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
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Piano Vocal Score
Ruined Piano Instrumental
Ruined – Midi File to Click Track

If you would like to perform this piece download the detailed Piano/Vocal Score. Also available is the instrumental version of the song as well as a MIDI file of the piano part played to a click track. These might help you Make your own Confrontatie.

Ruined Lyrics
I’ll always hear but never understand.
I’ll always hear but never understand.
Make my heart dry, make my ears dull and then close my eyes,
my eyes my eyes, whoah, whoah.
I don’t know, I don’t know.

I’ll always see but never will believe.
I’ll always see but never will believe.
Fill me with smoke, fill me with fire, and then close my eyes,
my eyes, my eyes, whoah, whoah.
You see my face,
You see my face, but don’t you touch my lips, oh no, no, no.

For how long? Until the cities are ruined.
For how long? Until my bed is empty.
For how long? Until you’ve sent everybody away.
For how long? Well, For how long? Well.

Make my heart dry, make my ears dull, and then close my eyes,
my eyes, my eyes, whoah, whoah.
Two wing cover your face. Two wings cover your feet,
and two wings fly to my lips with coal.

For how long? Until the fields are ravaged.
For how long? Until my heart is calloused.
For how long? Untill the stumps can grow.
For how long? Well,
Touch my lips and I am ruined, I am ruined, I am ruined.
O Love, turn my heart and heal.

Touch my lips take my guilt away.
Fill me with smoke, fill me with fire, and then close my eyes,
my eyes, my eyes, whoah, whoah.

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