Look at the World

主日午堂詩班獻頌「Look at the World」,令我十份感動 .回家重溫視頻,深感不但旋律、歌聲、影像優美,歌詞更是動人。

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Look at the world   )

Look at the world: Everything all around us
Look at the world: and marvel everyday
Look at the world: So many joys and wonders
So many miracles along our way
Praise to thee o lord for all creation
Give us thankful hearts that we may see
All the gifts we share and every blessing
All things come of thee

Look at the earth: Bringing forth fruit and flower
Look at the sky: The sunshine and the rain
Look at the hills, look at the trees and mountains
Valley and flowing river field and plain
Praise to thee o lord for all creation
Give us thankful hearts that we may see
All the gifts we share and every blessing
All things come of thee

Think of the spring, Think of the warmth of summer
Bringing the harvest before the winters cold
Everything grows, everything has a season
Til’ it is gathered to the fathers fold
Praise to thee o lord for all creation
Give us thankful hearts that we may see
All the gifts we share and every blessing
All things come of thee

Every good gift, all that we need and cherish
Comes from the lord in token of his love
We are his hands, stewards of all his bounty
His is the earth and his the heavens above
Praise to thee, o lord for all creation
Give us thankful hearts that we may see
All the gifts we share, and every blessing
All things come of thee
All things come of thee

歌曲裡不停地廻響著一個主題:All things come of thee.  一切從那位恩慈的造物主而來。

最後一段歌詞的首句,Every good gift ….comes from the Lord.., 是引自雅各書1章17節:「各樣美善的恩賜和各樣全備的賞賜都是從上頭來的」。留意這個偉大的宣告原來本是一佪澄清。雅各書的讀者當時飽受困難(1章2節),以致上文講到他們有人因為苦難交煎而心生埋怨,於是雅各勸勉道「人被試探,不可說:我是被神試探」(13節上),接著他更認定神是一切美善的源頭,邀請讀者從迷霧裡睜開信心的眼睛,「我親愛的弟兄們,不要看錯了,各樣美善的恩賜和各樣全備的賞賜都是從上頭來的,從眾光之父那裡降下來的;在他並沒有改變,也沒有轉動的影兒。」(16-17節)

現今社會壓力澎湃,信徒容易因諸事不順,懷疑神的看顧。詩歌提醒我們放眼天地,注目創造,自會窺見宇宙雄奇背後造物主的恩慈,而得以從新披上信心的袍子,歡然上路。

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