"Timshel" by Mumford and Sons

Lyrics:

Cold is the water
It freezes your already cold mind
Already cold, cold mind
And death is at your doorstep
And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance

But you are not alone in this
And you are not alone in this
As brothers we will stand and we'll hold your hand
Hold your hand

And you are the mother
The mother of your baby child
The one to whom you gave life
And you have your choices
And these are what make man great
His ladder to the stars

But you are not alone in this
And you are not alone in this
As brothers we will stand and we'll hold your hand
Hold your hand

But I will tell the night
And whisper, "Lose your sight"
But I can't move the mountains for you

Songwriters: Benjamin Walter David Lovett / Edward James Milton Dwane / Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford / Winston Aubrey Aladar Marshall

Timshel lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

My plan is to largely present songs without commentary, which is hard for me because I love to talk about things I love. I thought of this song first because of that line “You are not alone in this. As brothers we will stand and we’ll hold your hand.” Whenever I’ve met another mom who has lost a child, this is what I want to do - grab their hand and tell them they are not alone. And that’s kind of what I’m hoping this website will do.

Jennifer Thompson