Tuesday, April 17, 2007

She's Dancing...

For those of you that do not yet know, my beloved granny went home to be with our Lord (and her husband who passed 26 yrs ago) on Saturday morning. She was loved by many and especially by me. She was always one of my favorite people in the whole world. I attribute my stubbornness to her. ;o) I'm so thankful to know that she considered my Lord her own and that she's in His presence now, worshiping without her sick, earthly body holding her down anymore.

Today I was looking through and singing some of the songs I have written in the past, and there were a couple I just could not get through. This one in particular I wrote a few years ago when I had an image of a child dancing with her daddy, all clumsy-like, as you would expect a child to be... then the daddy catching her and putting her feet on his as he dances for her. The child, totally captivated by his love for her, looks up into his face admiring who he is. This song was born out of that image, and after getting through my boohoos and probably staining my husband's guitar with my tears, I played through it again this afternoon and smiled. It's not just an image in my granny's mind, it is now her reality.

Just to Dance

Let your presence cover me now
So close that I can feel your heart
And hear your song of love beat within
You smile at me and bring me in

Just to dance in your glory
Fall like a child into your arms
Just to gaze into your beauty
In total awe of who you are

Surround me Jesus, your light is peace
Saturate me in your love
Flood my soul with your precious fire
Lord, you're my one desire

Just to dance in your glory
Fall like a child into your arms
Just to gaze into your beauty
In total awe of who you are

Who you are is all I've hoped for
You are everything I need
Oh Lord, what I long for
Is for your face to shine on me
Come shine on me

And oh to dance in your glory
Fall like a child into your arms
Just to gaze into your beauty
In total awe of who you are

© Crystal M.H. 2007


Dance on, granny... dance on.

5 comments:

Heidi said...

My sincere condolances. But that is lovely to picture your grandma dancing...

Jeanie said...

"Surround me Jesus, your light is peace"...

Boy if that doesn't say a lot right there, Crys.

I'm so glad YOU got such a great granny! And were old enough to really, really take in some life lessons before she died. Praise God for all the years she got to gloat over having you in her life. What a gift.

Jeanie

The Preacher's Wife said...

I am so sorry for your loss...

Your lyrics are just stunningly beautiful...I love coming here!

Erin said...

My prayers are with you and your family in your time of loss.

I am happy that your granny is at peace and dancing with our Lord.

What a beautiful song and a lovely image.

Laurel said...

beautiful song, so well-said. Expressing our heart....I want to be closer, I want to feel Him more. Be led dancing in His arms. it's beautiful!