One God

A couple of days ago, I observed that there are songs we only sing or hear once a year at this particular time. An article in the paper recently noted that precisely for that reason, there are mental cues and vivid memories that are undiluted and only elicited - precisely because certain pieces are re-visited once during the course of the year...

As I listen to certain collections and pieces, I marvel at their beauty and how the are able to captivate my heart in the way that only new songs heard for the first time can do...

The last few times I have walked at dusk, I have listened to a song sung by Barbra Streisand on her album titled "Christmas Memories." This particular song - "One God" - is haunting - and in her notes Barbra observes that she first heard it sung by Johnny Mathis when she was very young. I was struck by the impact the song had on Barbra and I feel, that this year, given this election, it is even more meaningful and appropriate, and so I share the lyrics with you...

One God

Millions of stars placed in the skies by One God
Millions of us lift up our eyes to One God
So many children calling to Him
By many a different name
One Father - loving each the same

Many the ways all of us pray to One God
Many the paths winding their way to One God
Brothers and sisters, there were no strangers
After His work was done

For your God
And my God
Are One

Millions of stars placed in the skies by One God
Millions of us lift up our eyes to One God

So many children calling out loud
By many a different name
One Father - loving each the same

Many the ways all of us pray to One God
Many the paths winding their way to One God
Brothers and sisters - there were no strangers
After the work was done

By our God
Yes, your God
And my God
Are One!

May this sacred season enable you to more deeply see, taste, and touch - all those things that truly unite and make us all One!

Comments

Anonymous said…
Barbra's version is glorious.

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