There, out in the darkness
A fugitive running
Fallen from God
Fallen from grace
God be my witness
I never shall yield
Till we come face to face
Till we come face to face

He knows his way in the dark
Mine is the way of the Lord
Those who follow the path of the righteous
Shall have their reward
And if they fall
As Lucifer fell
The flame
The sword!

In your multitudes
Scarce to be counted
Filling the darkness
With order and light
You are the sentinels
Silent and sure
Keeping watch in the night
Keeping watch in the night

You know your place in the sky
You hold your course and your aim
And each in your season
Returns and returns
And is always the same
And if you fall as Lucifer fell
You fall in flame!

And so it must be for so it is written
On the doorway to paradise
That those who falter and those who fall
Must pay the price!

Lord let me find him
That I may see him
Safe behind bars
I will never rest
Till then
This I swear
This I swear by the stars!

Lyrics submitted by fallacies, edited by garbear94

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    General CommentI find it difficult to believe no one has anything to say about this beautiful piece. It's amazing, this is my absolute favourite song in Les Mis, it conveys so many feelings and the melody itself is amazingly well written...
    Heeloon January 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJavert comments on the fact that in a world filled with crime and disorder, he finds solace in the fact that the stars (and not much more) share his consistancy.
    pilate713on February 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a prayer for and about justice. It's my favourite song in Les Mis, and it also says quite a lot about Javert himself, who for all his stubbornness, was an honourable man. It's a powerful and beautiful song.
    CBowdidgeon May 15, 2011   Link

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