Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Day 1 - My favorite Song

I like a lot of songs. But there are few that really "speak" to me in an uplifting way.

Back in my college days, I went to a Ward FHE activity at the Provo library. Cherie Call, a local LDS singer/songwriter, gave a mini-concert. There was one song, in particular, that really touched me. I liked it so much that I bought her CD before I left (and I've never regretted it since...which is a rare thing...since I usually have major buyers' remorse when I spend money)!!

It is called It Passes All My Understanding

You can listen to the song here (as well as see a beautiful, fitting slideshow):

Here are the lyrics...

I was sitting on a southbound plane,
I was buried in a magazine
When the man in the next seat over
Wanted to talk to me
He talked about the universe,
He talked about Saturn's rings
He said, "I might be an atheist,
Except for just one thing:

It passes all my understanding
How it all worked out just right
The distance that we live from the sun,
The stars that shine at night
We may prove that it was just an accident
But how did it begin?
It passes all my understanding"

I told him, "You are a scholar;
You know things that I don't know
But I believe a God in heaven
Made everything below
And I know we are his children;
I've known it since I was two
But when it comes to being struck with awe,
I'm just like you

It passes all my understanding,
All the beauty we have here
From the majesty of the canyons
To a tiny baby's ear
And even when I can't believe it,
He still believes in me
It passes all my understanding"

We watched the sun set through the clouds
In a tiny little airplane window
With people sleeping all around
And I thought of how we just expect this world to be
And when the flight attendant passed me by
I threw away my magazine

It passes all my understanding,
That the Lord knows both our names
And that He made this world for everyone
That was sitting on that plane
And in spite of all of man's distractions
He offers us His peace
That passes all my understanding

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