Saturday, April 01, 2006

Why It Matters

My dear husband, who brilliantly leverages his abilities to nuture my soul, suprised me with Sara Groves' Add to the Beauty CD this morning. I've been intrigued with this artist ever since I was ushered into the presence of God with all my angst in tow by her song, "Maybe There is A Loving God." Other than that song, I'd never heard any of her other stuff, but suspected she was a kindred spirit. So, with the kids down for a nap, I was able to ingest this the way I like to listen to a new CD: loud, alone, and reading the lyrics. I don't think I'm just enthused over a new CD when I say that it was a very meaningful experience for me. I've come to the conclusion that I believe a musician's work is to say something that I cannot say, but feel deeply, not to entertain me. (I am generally suspicious of entertainment for entertainment's sake). She's not the most gifted singer or musician in the world...but I like her sound and feel. I like the simplicity of this album, dedicated to expressing an idea of the Kingdom. I will post the lyrics to just one among the many that were meaningful to me....And then hopefully, I'll be able to take my eyes off the sky, put down my warm cup of coffee and do what I need to do with the rest of this day.

Why It Matters...

Sit with me and tell me once again
Of the story that's been told us
Of the power that will hold us
Of the beauty, of the beauty
Why it matters

Speak to me until I understand
Why our thinking and creating
Why our efforts of narrating
About the beauty, of the beauty
And why it matters

Like the statue in the park
Of this war torn town
And it's protest of the darkness
And the chaos all around
With its beauty, how it matters
How it matters

Show me a love that never fails
Some compassion and attention
Midst confusion and dissention
Like small ramparts for the soul
How it matters

Like a single cup of water
How it matters


Sara said...

Just wanted to say that i love ya!!

Elizabeth said...

I went to a concert where sara groves did several songs...i loved her simplicity.

bina said...

Love Sara Groves and this song in particular. The cello and piano are beautiful on this track too. I heard her play at Wheaton College and the experience for me was one of worship. She's a unique musician and poet. Glad you got the CD :-)

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