May 20, 2009

Finding yourself in the other



Excerpt from Hangad's online prayer concert: Down the Easter Road. Haven't seen it yet? WATCH IT HERE!

Actually cried the first time I heard this song. As Ivy wonderfully said it in her spiel "the more I loose myself to others, the more I find who I truly am". Our selves, like all other good things created in this world, are gifts that were meant to be shared. No matter how useless or irrelevant we may feel sometimes, "no gift will ever be too small". 

Five Loaves and Two Fishes

A little boy of thirteen
was on his way to school
He heard a crowd of people laughing
and he went to take a look

Thousands were listening
to the stories of one man
He spoke with such wisdom,
even the kids could understand

The hours passed so quickly
the day turned to night
Everyone was hungry
but there was no food in sight

The boy looked in his lunchbox
at the little that he had
He wasn't sure what good it'd do
there were thousands to be fed

But he saw the twinkling eyes of Jesus
the kindness in His smile
and the boy cried out
with the trust of a child
he said:

"Take my five loaves and two fishes
Do with them as you will I surrender
Take my fears my inhibitions
All my burdens, my ambitions
You can use it all
to feed them all"

I often think about that boy
when I'm feeling small
and I worry that the work I do
means nothing at all

But every single tear I cry
is a diamond in His hands
and every door that slams in my face
I will offer up in prayer

So I'll give you every breath that I have
Oh Lord, you can work miracles
All that you need is my "Amen"

Take my five loaves and two fishes
Do with them as you will I surrender
Take my fears my inhibitions
All my burdens my ambitions
You can use it all
I hope it's not too small

I trust in you! 
I trust in you!

So take my five loaves and two fishes
Do with them as you will I surrender
Take my fears and inhibitions
All my burdens my ambitions
You can use it all
no gift is too small

TTBB arrangement by Paulo Tirol available for download. Look for the Downloadable Hangad Menu on the right hand side. If you're reading this from Multiply, visit www.jampackedbear.blogspot.com.

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