After hearing one of Brandon Heath’s other songs on the radio (“Wait and See”), I found the song below on YouTube and I’ve been listening to and enjoying it ever since.

The song really resonates with my hopes and prayers and I think it’s got a great message. Here are the lyrics so you can follow along:

“Looked down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight
Touched down on the cold black top
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breathe in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos
All those people going somewhere,
Why have I never cared?

Chorus:
Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
Ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

Step out on a busy street
See a girl and our eyes meet
Does her best to smile at me
To hide what’s underneath
There’s a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie
Too ashamed to tell his wife
He’s out of work
He’s buying time
All those people going somewhere
Why have I never cared?

Chorus

I’ve been there a million times
A couple of million eyes
Just moving past me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
Well I want a second glance
So give me a second chance
To see the way you see the people all along”

Chorus (x2)

Gracious God, help us to see with your eyes as we go about our lives. Grant us loving hearts that we might reach out to be Christ to our neighbors. Help us to take the time to see what others are going through, that by knowing generosity in what you have done for us on the cross, we might be generous and merciful to others. In Jesus’ holy and blessed name, AMEN!

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