Everything is Holy Now

19 Nov

When I was a boy, each week
On Sunday, we would go to church
And pay attention to the priest
He would read the holy word
And consecrate the holy bread
And everyone would kneel and bow
Today the only difference is
Everything is holy now
Everything, everything
Everything is holy now

When I was in Sunday school
We would learn about the time
Moses split the sea in two
Jesus made the water wine
And I remember feeling sad
That miracles donít happen still
But now I canít keep track
ëCause everythingís a miracle
Everything, Everything
Everythingís a miracle

Wine from water is not so small
But an even better magic trick
Is that anything is here at all
So the challenging thing becomes
Not to look for miracles
But finding where there isnít one

When holy water was rare at best
It barely wet my fingertips
But now I have to hold my breath
Like Iím swimming in a sea of it
It used to be a world half there
Heavenís second rate hand-me-down
But I walk it with a reverent air
ëCause everything is holy now
Everything, everything
Everything is holy now

Read a questioning childís face
And say itís not a testament
Thatíd be very hard to say
See another new morning come
And say itís not a sacrament
I tell you that it canít be done

This morning, outside I stood
And saw a little red-winged bird
Shining like a burning bush
Singing like a scripture verse
It made me want to bow my head
I remember when church let out
How things have changed since then
Everything is holy now
It used to be a world half-there
Heavenís second rate hand-me-down
But I walk it with a reverent air
ëCause everything is holy now

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