February 26, 1998

 

Sarah at the Grammies

 

she won last night for her song

“Building a Mystery”

well sung, well thought out

with that odd little line

“and a cross from a faith
that died before Jesus came”

evoking images of mighty empires

long since laid to rest

upon forgotten kings

buried deep in dust of time

leaving only scattered traces

the merest ghost of the glory gone

but He’s been here all along

before, during, and after

those forgotten realms

that predate His body

but not His life

 

He is

long times before time began

the target of all our faiths

to oppose or to adore

unchanging He remains

the Lord

 

He is

mystery greater than all our dreams

sufficient for all our hopes