Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Image: Henry Thomas Shaffer
Bless the day this restoration is complete
dirty, dusty, something must be underneath
So I scrape and I scuff
though it's never quite enough
I am starting to see me finally
A gallery of paintings new and paintings old
Guess its no surprise that I'm no Michelangelo
every layer of mine
hides a lovely design
It might take a little patience
it might take a little time
but you called me beautiful
when you saw my shame
and you placed me on the wall
anyway.

You who have begun this work will someday see
A portrait of the holiness you meant for me
so I polish and shine till its easier to find
even an outline of mine

but you called me beautiful
when you saw my shame
and you placed me on the wall
anyway

lyrics: Nichole Nordeman

7 comments:

grey like snuffie said...

isn't that wonderful...

ellen b. said...

What great lyrics!!
Blessings on you Cori G!

Deborah said...

I don't think my restoration will be complete until after I arrive in Heaven!

Becky said...

From one wall adornment to another.
Aren't ya just glad, aren't ya just glad!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Cori
The lyrics to this song are lovely! I don't think I ever heard it sung.
Hugs, Pat

Barbara said...

I love that song, and the whole album! Nice to see the lyrics written out...

I'm a packin' fool,
Barb

Lisa said...

Love this!
Hugs, Lisa