Lion Song

These two lions that I know,
As beautiful as they are strong,
Sleeping in each other’s arms.

When the thunder rocks your bones,
And the night is cold and long,
Their jungle keeps you warm.

When you go out on your boat,
And the wind is whipping you,
And you feel the water rising,

See the line of blue on blue.
It’s given as a gift to you.
And keep your eyes on that horizon.

When you go out on your horse,
And you hit a tangled course,
Feel the pressure underneath.

See the green rush by your head.
You will break out, you will.
‘Neath you run some fleeter feet.

‘Cause what have we not been given?
And what have we not been shown?

These two lions that I know,
As beautiful as they are strong,
Sleeping in each other’s arms.

So when the thunder rocks your bones,
And the night is cold and long,
Their jungle kept me.

That’s Harrod & Funck’s “Lion Song”. The most beautiful metaphor for God’s provision that I’ve ever heard. I really needed to hear this today, and my iPod served it right up.

4 Comments

  1. Neal
    Posted February 9, 2006 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Indeed: this is one song I have never stopped listening to through all these years, and it still hits me deep within, and I love that. And there are definitely many days where it is needed. Hang in there, buddy.

  2. Neal
    Posted February 9, 2006 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    You know, I’ve always loved that “line of blue on blue” line, and I love it even more now that it meshes with my idea of the further shore that I’ve written about on my blog. Good stuff!

  3. nicole
    Posted February 11, 2006 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    I used to make everybody I knew listen to this song (without talking). It’s still my favorite H&F.

  4. Posted February 11, 2006 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    That sounds like an excellent policy. I may adopt it myself!