This week in our Online Retreat, we are looking at the sins of the world….yes, something of a heavy topic!  We are on Week 5 and I feel like the weekly readings are becoming part of my life.  Last week was really powerful; I will probably blog more about that topic later.  In the meantime, I had to share some more song lyrics that fit in beautifully with Week 5’s topic. 

My friend and I went to see Michael Card at our church on Saturday night.  What a blessing!  I was emotionally touched by all the music he played, but this song in particular brought tears to my eyes.  It is called Tears of the World. 

In any split second of a moment in time,
in a blink that is one single day.
The sum of the sorrow that wraps ‘round the world
could catch ev’ry soul up and sweep them away.

As vast as the ocean, as deep as the sea,
swept up in one toxic tide.
By the warm salty waves the world weeps its woe,
so how could it be that my own eyes are dry?

Open my eyes, and open my heart.
Grant me the gift of your grieving.
Awaken in me the compassion to weep
just one of the tears of the world.

When God walked among us, in the fullness of time,
He wept tears as old as the world.
Acquainted with sorrow, He took up the cup,
and drank ev’ry drop of the poison that heals.

So open my eyes, and open my heart.
Grant me the gift of your grieving.
Awaken in me the compassion to weep
just one of the tears of the world.

And so comes the call of this sorrowful Man,
to set our small sadness aside.
And to weep sov’reign sorrow, no matter the cost,
to follow Him boldly, and wade in the tide.

So open my eyes, and open my heart.
Grant me the gift of your grieving.
Awaken in me the compassion to weep
just one of the tears of the world.