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More Than Enough

I Thank God for You


07/20/2006
© 2006 Polly Rapp. All rights reserved.

Story

Originally inspired by a friend's whimsical request for a "song about bugs," this unexpectedly turned into an ode to friendship in general and three special people in particular.

Lyrics

Found a daddy-long-legs in my breadmaking bowl and I thought of you

loving critters great and small, things that fly and things that crawl--

and good friends, too

For your kindness when you dated my best friend,

hugs and counsel for a heart you helped to mend,

like a brother standing tall with strong arms if I should fall...

I thank God for you.

 

Had another long talk on the telephone line--well, it had to be you

Sharing laughter, joy, and tears, as we have so many years, like sisters do

For inviting me to share a dream or two,

Encouraging no matter what I do,

All the ways that you have been the very best of all best friends...

I thank God for you.

 

Well the love between friends, at its best, never ends--it holds on tight

And in a small way we learn to display God's love and light

 

Heard some beautiful guitar-playing in the other room and I knew it was you

Crafting melody in strings, making harmony take wing--and my heart, too.

For the gifts you bear so modestly and share...

Kindness, wisdom, patience, faith, your gentle air,

For the love between us grown--a little echo of God's own...

I thank God for you, I thank God for you.