"The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing —
to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from —
my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing,
all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back."


~C.S. Lewis




Sunday, May 8, 2011

"Only Hope": The Song of a Prayer

 Music can make me feel maia in a way little else can. You may not sense it coming, but suddenly its notes resonate with your soul and you are lifted to a realm that you cannot understand but only know that is beyond this world. For a moment, you are free.

This song is one that brings me that freedom, perhaps because it expresses beauty and power and grace. It is a heart's cry of longing to love and to be loved in every way beauty knows how to give it -- through songs and stars and galaxies and dreams. I understand that cry.





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There's a song that's inside of my soul
It's the one that I've tried to write over and over again
I'm awake in the infinite cold
But You sing to me over and over and over again

So I lay my head back down
And I lift my hands
And pray to be only Yours
I pray to be only Yours
I know now You're my only hope

Sing to me the song of the stars
Of Your galaxy dancing and laughing
And laughing again
When it feels like my dreams are so far
Sing to me of the plans that You have for me over again

So I lay my head back down
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only Yours
I pray to be only Yours
I know now You're my only hope

I give You my destiny
I'm giving You all of me
I want Your symphony
Singing in all that I am
At the top of my lungs I'm giving it back

So I lay my head back down
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only Yours
I pray to be only Yours
I pray to be only Yours
I know now You're my only hope


~Mandy Moore/Switchfoot