Monday, July 5, 2010


God of all power
@@Lighting the sky
Chariots of thunder
@@Swords flashing by
Inside of circle of Your arms
@@Under the shadow of Your wings
@@@@Cupped in the hollow of Your hands –-

You whisper to me,
“Peace, peace, peace."
@@@@@"Peace, peace, peace."

God of all power
@@Waves pound the sand
Cascades and canyons
@@Formed by Your hands
Deep in the quiet of Your love
@@@Poured by the ocean of Your joy
@@@@@@Wrapped in the shelter of Your heart --

Whisper again,
“Peace, peace, peace."
@@@@@"Peace, peace, peace."

God of all power
@@Sought me with grace
Kindness and mercy
@@Shown from His face
Wooed me with tender words of love
@@@Held me with cords of gentle strength
@@@@@@Bound to His heart with wondrous joy --

Whispered to me.
“Peace, peace, peace."
@@@@@ "Peace, peace, peace."

He whispers to me,
“Peace, peace, peace."
@@@@@ "Peace, peace, peace."

About ten years ago, my "musician" husband had a musical phrase popping through his head, just a measure or so. He didn't know what to do with it or where to go. When he had hummed it to me, played it on his keyboard, it stuck in my head and I really felt an anointing for the melody. It just poured through my heart. He didn't have any words.

Well, we got home from a Wednesday evening service, I rushed downstairs to my office with some words in my head, and within about 10 minutes, I had written the "poem" using his melody. He expanded the melody since he had to adjust it to fit the words a bit, and he added the "tag" ending. Overall, really easy.

He was worship leader for the singles ministry at the church we attended, and started to use the song, and some people fell in love with it. We "CD'd" it a couple years ago, along with some of our -- mostly his -- other songs. It's not professional enough to make it to the radio, etc., but there still are folks that like this song very much.

One funny part, and Dave does tell this now, chuckling. My quiet, gentle, sweetheart was highly irritated with me when I rushed up from the office, waving the paper in my hand, jumping for joy, hollering, "Here's the words for your song!" He always says, "I was really upset. It was MY song, I'd been trying to figure out where to go with it, and in just that short time SHE had the words." We always laugh now. Creativity ... on both our parts ... can "create" the occasional annoyance.

Felt it would be nice to share the poem. Wanted to fill this with lots and lots of photos to emphasize the glory of the hand of God in His marvelous creativity, while still revealing His kindness and willingness to drop a million levels of His power to whisper encouraging, life-building, gentle words to me, to us, to all. However, I decided to focus on the phrase "Keep it simple, Stupid."


Nithin RS said...

Nice attempt. It's always tough to write as per a tune.

caryjo said...

A friend whose computer doesn't "follow" me and allow her to make her comments on the blog sends msgs I can put in my own comment zone. So here is:

Good Morning Jo,

I recognized this right away. Yesterday when I was using the Migun bed for my back, I put the CD in and just soaked up the words and music to the whole thing. But the peace of that poem/song is such a blessing. I Migun to that CD at least once a week. Thank you for sharing it with me. I smile every time I hear that song remembering how it was Dave's song/words, and you finished it so quickly.

S. Etole said...

Funny how such an awesome God can be so gentle ...

Beth said...

That's one way you can tell the relationship is 'gold'--when you can later tell the story about the irritation while laughing.
Great words and great story!

Gary P. M. DeVeau said...

What an instrument for God you two make! It was a hectic/crazy day with loads off new and exciting pain to explore and experience,
I really enjoyed the poem and wondered IF you shared the song with us? If not... I don't remember, be either way... it brought Peace, which I hope is the idea.
All our love to you both,

caryjo said...

So sorry, Bro, re: more pain. Been praying for you.

Thought we mailed the CD to you long time ago... and maybe left with you last summer when I saw you. Trying to figure out how to download/upload/ whateverload it to the computer to send it out. Good to "see" you.

Monica Sharman said...

What a beautiful story! And I rejoice to see God working through both of you, together. Awesome how God can take just a measure or so at first, and quickly grow into into the whole thing. I have had the joy of seeing it happen, too.
God bless you as you bless others with music.