Beautiful Things

Heard this song in church this morning, coming off from an extremely rough week of practicing, a piano competition, and work.

All this pain
I wonder if I’ll ever find my way
I wonder if my life could really change at all
All this earth
Could all that is lost ever be found
Could a garden come up from this ground at all

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

This song is hopeful without being saccharine, reassuring without coming across as empty. It’s just straightforward, direct, and honest. It doesn’t make a hard thing seem simple, or a simple thing seem difficult. It just says what is truth.

Because sometimes we need to know that beautiful things can come out of the dust. That out of “old ground” hope can spring up and new life can be found.

All around
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found in You


12 thoughts on “Beautiful Things

  1. I’ve been thinking about that idea – good things come out of pain – a lot in the last few days. It seems to be very, very true of my life…
    Beautiful song, thank you for sharing.

  2. I believe I heard this song a tiny while ago on campus, but never caught the name of it. The chorus stuck with me, but I always forgot to look up the lyrics to find the song. So, thank you for bringing a piece of beauty, an long-lost insightful spark before my eyes and ears. I’m grateful, as I’m sure many others are as well. 🙂

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