Singing of Her
Cross-posted at Waves of Life
Tonight Finn wanted me to sing “Boo Sky.” I remembered that Mark sings “My Heavenly Father Loves Me” to Finn when he puts him to bed. Since Mark is out of town, I sang it to him instead.
I started singing “Whenever I hear the song of a bird, or look at the blue, blue sky”, but I felt impressed to substitute Heavenly Mother for Heavenly Father. The result was really powerful. We speak of Mother Earth and the powerful force for creation that women represent, but as I sang to Finn I got teary and thought of all the wonderful women in my life who have profoundly influenced me for the better.
Here are the lyrics as I sang them to Finn tonight:
Whenever I hear the song of a bird, or look at the blue, blue sky,
Whenever I feel the rain on my face or the wind as it rushes by.
Whenever I touch a velvet rose or walk by a lilac tree,
I’m glad that I live in this beautiful world
Heavenly Mother created for me.
She gave me my eyes that I might see the color of butterfly wings.
She gave me my ears that I might hear the magical sound of things.
She gave me my mind, my life, my heart, I thank her reverently
For all her creations of which I’m a part.
Yes, I know Heavenly Mother loves me.