CS Lewis said that music is the melody of the infinite and the closest experience of the other realm to which we may aspire. It makes sense…Paul gives direction for a group of people on how to have a meeting–out of 5 suggestions, 3 are musical…on and on…the very center of Scripture is almost entirely song–the Psalms…and so too in my life right now. Song is making it all bearable. When I can’t find my own words or my own anthem for living I’m taking stock in those of others; they are my melody, they are singing my song. So…I hope that explains the new proliferation of musical or lyrical reference in my posts–thanks guys.
Here’s one from “Enter the Worship Circle“, an amazing collective of musicians and poets screaming out for divine intervention, lamenting injustice and lack of beauty, and declaring that this is the day of the Lord’s righting of wrongs…challenging, torn up, bent out of shape, broken, restorative, beautiful…majestic…that’s what these songs are for me.
This one called pain is desperately personal–may it be to you too.
My life so far has been touched by your grace but there’s still things that shake me
I grow nearly faint when I see all the pain, there’s times I wish I wasn’t so tender.
There’s AIDS in the world and cancer in my friends and I’m sick now cause I’m scared
There’re people on the street too cold to feel their feet; I’m shaking inside cause they hurt
Our kids just don’t know to live in your Love is all that we need to be saved
It is simple enough, is it just like they say? Can we call on your Name to get help?
When I hear your Voice I won’t harden my heart, I don’t want to turn away from You!
And it’s just around the corner when every knee will bow and freedom will come
And it’s just round the corner when you come in the clouds and PAIN WILL BE NO MORE!! PAIN WILL BE NO MORE!!!!