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It’s All For You

Do we dare say it, “it’s all for you”? The winters marked the Earth Its floor with frozen glass You slip into my arms And you quickly correct yourself Your freezing speech bubbles Seem to hold your words aloft I want the smoky clouds of laughter To swim about me forever more I will race […]

Through Smoke

Who do you believe when you can’t get through When everything you know seems so untrue When I’m lost in a place that I thought I knew Give me some way that I might find you — Needtobreathe, “Through Smoke” (listen)

Laughing With

A song by Regina Spektor (listen): No one laughs at God in a hospital No one laughs at God in a war No one’s laughing at God when      they’re starving or freezing or so very poor No one laughs at God      when the doctor calls after some routine tests No one’s […]

Somebody Like You

If I had a theme song for this summer, it would be Keith Urban’s upbeat and bouncy, “Somebody Like You”. (Listen) The first stanza, especially the third line, is what caught my attention when I heard this song on the radio this morning. It is full of energy and joy. Except for the third line […]

Lord of the Starfields

Lord of the Starfields Ancient of Days Universe Maker Here’s a song in your praise Wings of the storm cloud Beginning and end You make my heart leap Like a banner in the wind O Love that fires the sun keep me burning Lord of the Starfields Sower of Life Heaven and earth are Full […]

Reaching

There’s a time I can recall Four years old and three feet tall Trying to touch the stars and the cookie jar And both were out of reach And later on in my high school It seemed to me a little cruel How the right words to say always seemed to stay Just out of […]

On An Ocean

Saw the movie, Henry Poole Is Here. Very, very good movie. Many levels of symbolism. Hope to write more about it later. Here are the haunting lyrics to the song played at the climax of the movie, “On An Ocean” by Lisa Gerrard and Jeff Rona. (Hear the song at Jeff Rona’s myspace page.) On […]

I Knew This Would Happen

Well I look in the mirror What the hell happened to me? Whatever I had has gone away I’m not that young kid that I used to be So I push the hair back out of my face That’s okay, I knew this would happen But I was hopin’ not today Hey baby, I’m not […]

If I Stand

So if I stand let me stand on the promise      That you will pull me through And if I can’t, let me fall on the grace      That first brought me to You And if I sing let me sing for the joy      That has born in me these songs […]

Down to Earth

The song “Down to Earth” by Peter Gabriel is a catchy little song played over the closing credits at the end of the movie, WALL•E. The song fits perfectly with the ending of the movie and with its hopeful allusion to the future. After further listening, I noticed that the song is dripping with great […]

Promise of a Coming Day

A stanza from “Southern Cross” by Crosby, Stills, and Nash: When you see the Southern Cross for the first time, You understand now why you came this way, ‘Cause the truth you might be runnin’ from is so small, But it’s as big as the promise, the promise of a coming day. Reminds me of […]

Land of My Sojourn

A portion of a song: Nobody tells you when you get born here How much you’ll come to love it And how you’ll never belong here So I call you my country And I’ll be lonely for my home And I wish that I could take you there with me — Rich Mullins, “Land of […]

Just Wait

I heard this song by Blues Traveler on a retreat I was directing for students. The second stanza caught my attention for a friendship that is drifting apart. But the more I listen to the whole song, it sounds more like Jesus singing to me, reminding me of some of my past and that we […]

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

A song the false self sings, with illusionary projections upon reality and self-made programs for happiness… Welcome to your life There’s no turning back Even while we sleep We will find you acting on your best behavior Turn your back on Mother Nature Everybody wants to rule the world It’s my own design It’s my […]

Servant Song

What do you want of me, Lord? Where do you want me to serve you? Where can I sing your praises? I am your song. Jesus, Jesus, you are my Lord.      Jesus, Jesus, you are the way. I hear you call my name, Lord, and I am moved within me. Your Spirit stirs […]

Longing for You

There’s this feeling in my heart A yearning in my soul And I don’t need to see a doctor to tell me what’s wrong I don’t need an anti-depressant to feel I belong I already know what it is It’s a longing for you Lord Chorus: Come Holy Spirit, I have a longing for you […]

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Brighter Than Sunshine

What a feeling in my soul Love burns brighter than sunshine It’s brighter than sunshine Let the rain fall, I don’t care I’m yours and suddenly you’re mine Suddenly you’re mine And it’s brighter than sunshine — Aqualung

My God of Mercies

My God, why does it have to be so hard to love You? My God, why do I always try so hard to be where You are? See You’re the God of every person You’re the one who reigns in me You are all that I could ask for You’re my world, my everything And […]

From the Inside Out

In my heart and my soul Lord I give You control Consume me from the inside out Lord let justice and praise Become my embrace To love You from the inside out Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame And the cry of my heart […]

Hold On

You tried so hard to be someone that you forgot who you are You tried to fill some emptiness ‘til all you had spilled over Now everything’s so far away that you don’t know where you are When all that you wanted And all that you have don’t seem so much For you to hold […]

Don’t Wanna Lose You Now

Ran across a favorite old song from the early 90s by Gloria Estefan called ‘Don’t Wanna Lose You Now’. The haunting melancholy of her beautiful voice has a deep-seated sense of hope that cuts through to my heart. Upon a second playback, a moment of grace pierced my heart—the words are Jesus’s. It is just […]

Come Holy Spirit

Come, Thou holy Paraclete, And from Thy celestial seat Send Thy light and brilliancy; Father of the poor, draw near; Giver of all gifts, be here; Come, the soul’s true radiancy. Come, of comforters the best, Of the soul the sweetest guest, Come in toil refreshingly; Thou in labor rest most sweet, Thou art shadow […]

Raining in My Head

Your words to me just a whisper Your face is so unclear I try to pay attention Your words just disappear       ‘Cause it’s always raining in my head       Forget all the things I should have said So I speak to you in riddles ‘Cause my words get in my […]

Circle Me

The last song on a beautiful, meditative/prayerful, instrumental CD called A Thin Silence by Jeff Johnson is this song/prayer. Circle me, O God, let Your arms enfold me. Circle me, O God, let Your love surround. Circle me, O God, let Your light shine brightly. Circle me…circle me, O God. Circle me, O God, when […]