Tuesday, July 22, 2008

E V E R Y T H I N G ... lyrics by Tim Hughes

We sing this song in church .... and every ounce (and pound) vibrates in my body. It's powerful ... it's everything .... check it out on Itunes. Playlist has only 29 seconds of it (not good!) It can be found on the HOLD NOTHING BACK cd (2007). I so enjoy this song. And now let me tell you why .... tough day for me. We've had some fatal motorcycle accidents around the area and it's been devastating ..... EVERYTHING ~ let me know what you think of the song!

Everything Lyrics
God in my living
There in my breathing
God in my waking
God in my sleeping
God in my resting
There in my working
God in my thinking
God in my speaking
Be my everything Be my everything Be my everything Be my everything
God in my hoping
There in my dreaming
God in my watching
God in my waiting
God in my laughing
There in my weeping
God in my hurting
God in my healing
Christ in me Christ in me Christ in me the hope of glory You are everything
Christ in me Christ in me Christ in me the hope of glory Be my everything

Song Description:
Reading a Christian poetry book, I stumbled across an old Celtic prayer. The first verse really struck me, "God to enfold me, God to surround me, God in my speaking, God in my thinking." This longing for God to be at the centre of all that we are, and all that we do, really challenged me. So often we de-compartmentalise our faith, sometimes leaving our thoughts of God to Church, reading the bible, praying - this however is so narrow-minded. We need to learn to put God at the centre of our breathing, thinking, resting, working, waking, sleeping, hurting and healing. There's nothing however seemingly small that we should exclude God from. We need to keep Him as our everything. The verse and Chorus melody came quickly, followed by a bridge melody. Lyrically it felt like the 'Christ in me the hope of glory,' perfectly captured everything the song was trying to say. Musically though, it felt like the song needed a section to explode. One time, worshipping with the song in my room, I began to sing the Chorus an octave up. From a vocal point of view, to sing it out that high required commitment and passion. Personally I love the fact that you can't sing this final Chorus half-heartedly. It's all or nothing. Much like our faith needs to be. ------Tim Hughes

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