Beginning

A year and half ago I was close to convincing my little sister to sing a version of the song below We are a Beginning at our wedding – in the end we chose a My Friend the Chocolate Cake song (slightly adapted) which suited the voices/band (or something) better. I really love these words. I was listening the other day and thinking about how they are applicable to the start of each day. I love the concept of rest (Not just because I love my bed so much!), but the idea of stopping everything: thought, action etc. and in some way starting over again when you wake up. Or stopping in the middle of the day for a period long enough to find a cleaner angle, one centered properly on God who is not bound by time. We too rarely or consciously do this.

May our standing ask permission
To be a kind of benediction
To a love we know is bigger than ourselves

The spirit and your witness
Is bearing light upon our weakness
Giving weight to what we cannot see alone

We come with what we are
We come with what we’ve done
We come with what we are
We are a beginning

In faith we look to Comfort
She is laying her old hands upon our souls as we discover
We are waking more to hope

Your committed celebration
Is part of our salvation
Holding on to what we know we cannot hold alone

Because we are not that strong
Sometimes afraid of what we’ve done
We are not that strong
But we are a beginning

We are a beginning

Pray for the bravery
To act upon the kindness of forgiveness
And the mystery of clarity sometimes
Mercy is grateful to go under all our failures
Thanks be to Christ for severity
That’s kissed us on our cheeks

May our standing ask permission
To be a kind of benediction
To a love we know is bigger than ourselves

Because we are not that strong
Most times afraid of what we’ve done
Oh we are not that strong
But we are a beginning

We are a beginning
We are a beginning
We are a beginning

One Comment

  1. said:

    nice! Was it really only 18 months ago? Wow.

    July 21, 2009
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