Saturday, March 31, 2007

Sara Groves' music is changing my life

Seriously, if you don't know who she is, you should check out her website. Susan mentioned one of her songs ("Why It Matters") when I was in NY with her so I decided to check it out. I bought "Why It Matters" first and loved it so much that I bought the whole CD! The lyrics below are to my favorite song for now - "It's Going to Be Alright." For the sake of brevity, I didn't include the refrain everytime, but I trust your musical ability will let you know that some semblance of it happens after each verse :-)

It's going to be alright
It's going to be alright

I can tell by your eyes that you're not getting any sleep
And you try to rise above it, but feel you're sinking in too deep
Oh, oh I believe, I believe that

It's going to be alright
It's going to be alright

I believe you'll outlive this pain in you heart
And you'll gain such a strength from what is tearing you apart
Oh, oh I believe I believe that

When some time has past us, and the story if retold
It will mirror the strength and the courage in your soul
Oh, oh, I believe I believe,

I did not come here to offer you cliché's
I will not pretend to know of all your pain
Just when you cannot, then I will hold out faith, for you

I especially love the last verse. What a beautiful picture of what friendship in Christ should be about. I know that I'm thankful for friends who are willing to "hold out faith" for me when I cannot. And, I'm thankful for friends who are willing to let me tell them "it's going to be alright." Thanks for trusting me with your hurts. I love you and I miss you.


Criddy said...

Oh my gosh and I love and miss you more than you could ever know right now! You're amazing! I LOVE YOU!!!

Meg said...

I am so glad Susan introduced you to Sara. That song is also my favorite!

Susan said...

Today I'm listening to the "All Right Here" CD. I recommend it as well... although I think if I were starting over, I wouldn't buy the whole thing.

Musings said...

I love Sara Groves too! Glad to read your blog tonight and also hear we share this in common.

It is great music!

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