"To Believe"

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Here is a lovely song sung by a really talented young girl, that touched me today. It is quite simple really, and I don't know that I would have felt that touched but for the things I've been reflecting on lately that this song speaks about.... I hope you enjoy this song, and are blessed as well.


"To Believe"
Before I lay me down to rest
I ask the Lord one small request
I know I have all I could need
But this prayer is not for me
Too many people on this day
Don't have a peaceful place to stay
Let all fighting cease that your children may see peace
Wipe their tears of sorrow away

(chorus)
To believe in a day
When hunger and war will pass away
To have the hope amidst despair
That every sparrow's counted
That you hear each cry and listen to each prayer

Let me try always to believe
That we can hear the hearts that grieve
Please help us not ignore
The anguished cries of the poor
Or their pain will never leave

(chorus )
To believe in a day
When hunger and war will pass away
To have the hope amidst despair
That every sparrow's counted
That you hear their cries and listen to each prayer

(spoken prayer)
Father, as you see, I'm just a child
And there's so much to understand
But if Your Grace should surround me
Then I'll do the best I can
I promise, I'll do the very best I can

(chorus plus)
To believe in a day
When hunger and war will pass away
To have the hope amidst despair
That every sparrow's counted
That you hear each cry and listen to each
Prayer {Hear each cry and listen to each prayer}
Help us do Your will oh Father
In the name of all that's true
And we'll see in one another
The loving image of You
(sung by Jackie Evancho)

2 sweet note(s):

  1. Dearest Joy,
    This is indeed a lovely song. It is so easy to forget the suffering of the poor. May the Lord give us the grace to always remember.

    The girl is so talented, isn't she? If you didn't see her, you'd think she's an a lady!

    Thanks for sharing, dear sister.

    love,
    Sarah

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  2. Hey Sue,

    Thank you for your comment! That's so true. Let us always not forget those who suffer and are poor and needy.

    Yes, the girl's voice is amazing!
    I love you, Sarah!
    ~Joy

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