Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Silent Tears

First of all, thank you to those who asked about my back. It has been much better yesterday and today, so I think it was just a pulled muscle or something. Praise the Lord!

Earlier today, I was typing lyrics to be projected for our Good Friday service. Even though we have rehearsed this song many times over the past weeks in choir rehearsals, just typing these words made me tear up. The music itself is hauntingly beautiful, but even the lyrics by themselves are quite moving. It's really mind-boggling to put yourself in the place of Mary on that Friday. I hope these lyrics help you wonder anew at the inexplicable love of God towards us as you prepare your hearts for worship this Resurrection season.

Silent Tears

She was silent, not a word.
Only tears would speak for her.
Though her heart was surely broken,
Silent tears are all that's spoken,
Silent tears are all that's spoken.

She recalls her tears of joy:
Bethlehem, her precious boy.
Love was born to bring us life,
Now silent tears behold His strife.
Now silent tears behold His strife.

One tear flows and then another,
One from the Son, and then the mother,
They drop together to the ground,
Into the dust without a sound.
Into the dust without a sound.

She stood and watched her Son defiled.
She stood and heard the angry crowd.
No words of hate, revenge, or gall.
Her silent tears would say it all,
Her silent tears would say it all.

She was silent, not a word.
Her aching heart could not be heard.
Only tears, silent tears,
Only tears, silent tears,
Only tears, silent tears.

Lyrics by Herb Frombach; Music by Craig Courtney
© Copyright 2007 by Beckenhorst Press, Inc.

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