"Bring Him Home" as written by Alain Albert Boublil, Claude Michel Schonberg and Herbert Kretzmer....
(Valjean is standing over Marius at the barricade)

God on high
Hear my prayer
In my need
You have always been there

He is young
He's afraid
Let him rest
Heaven blessed.
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.

He's like the son I might have known
If God had granted me a son.
The summers die
One by one
How soon they fly
On and on
And I am old
And will be gone.

Bring him peace
Bring him joy
He is young
He is only a boy

You can take
You can give
Let him be
Let him live
If I die, let me die
Let him live
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.

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    General CommentThis is pretty self explanitory, Valjean is praying that Marius may live, and be at peace, for he is only a boy. He asks god to take him instead.

    I love this song, the notes and melody really give off a feeling of sadness, and I find it very powerful when music does this to me.
    white_stone_3on January 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat, great song from the best musical of all time.
    lobo81865on March 21, 2008   Link
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    QuestionAs this song is addressed to God(God on High)
    I cannot help but think at the choice of words "Bring him home"....in a spiritual sense "home" can mean Heaven.
    Now I know Heaven isn't want Valjean is requesting, however I cannot help but finding "home" to be a poor choice in words.
    maggie1048on June 02, 2017   Link

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