Thursday, August 6, 2009

Songs and Lyrics

What is your favorite song on the radio right now?
What’s your favorite hymn?
Think about the lyrics of those songs. Sing them through. What do the lyrics mean?

I love song “Open the Eyes of My Heart” written by Michael W. Smith.
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

"Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton is another song I love. (When sung by
Il Divo in Italian is is to die for.)
Un-break my heart; Say you'll me again
Undo this hurt you caused
When you walked out the door
And walked out of my life
Un-cry these tears; I cried so many nights
Un-break my heart; My heart

If you think about these songs, what do the lyrics mean?
How would you describe the meaning of “Open the eyes of my heart, Lord?"
Does your heart have eyes? Or does it mean you are asking God to give you understanding?

And what about Un-break My Heart? How can you unbreak something? Isn’t she asking for her heart to be healed? When I sign that song, I sign the broken parts of my heart coming together, becoming whole. Wouldn’t that convey the meaning?

When I hear a song and want to sign it, I have to understand the meaning and then find the right way to convey that meaning in sign language to my audience.

What about your favorite book? What the writer is saying in the story? A truth can be demonstrated in a fiction easier than in a piece of non-fiction writing.
Look for the theme in the next book you read and see what truths are there.


Pat Davids said...

I love the song,"Here I AM, Lord." We sang it at the funeral of a dear lady last Tuesday and it touched my heart in so many ways. Music has that ability to pull up something special from our soul. What a wonderful gift God has given to His Children.


Leann Harris said...

Pat, when I sign a song, it comes deep from within my soul. It's worshipping with all my being.

Project Journal said...

I love Here I Am, Lord. Another one that sticks with me is Lord of the Dance. These two songs get stuck in my head ALL day after church when we sing them!
I agree with Pat. Music is truly some of God's greatest work : )