Tuesday, August 5, 2008

One Voice

Below is a video of the Wailin' Jennys singing the song "One Voice" which was written by Ruth Moody. Over the past few years this song has become one of my favorites; I thought of this often during this past summer while I was studying and writing through the sermon series on how we are to live out the "one another" texts together as followers of Jesus Christ.

The spirit of the words and the music reflect a mood and texture of what I imagine the apostle Paul was thinking of when he wrote: "May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 15:5-6). Here are the words:

This is the sound of one voice
One spirit, one voice
The sound of one who makes a choice
This is the sound of one voice

This is the sound of voices two
The sound of me singing with you
Helping each other to make it through
This is the sound of voices two

This is the sound of voices three
Singing together in harmony
Surrendering to the mystery
This is the sound of voices three

This is the sound of all of us
Singing with love and the will to trust
Leave the rest behind it will turn to dust
This is the sound of all of us

This is the sound of one voice
One people, one voice
A song for every one of us
This is the sound of one voice
This is the sound of one voice



1 comment:

  1. I was looking for a video of this song, and this is such a great one! I really love this song as well, and it fits great with the sermon series you just preached on.

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