This song has been filtering into my mind a lot lately.
Mom sent this to me a few years ago in the middle of my first real battle with anxiety and fear.
I come back to it when the world feels heavy or overwhelming, which is far too often these days.
Pay close attention to the lyrics, I think they will bring you hope.
They sure do for me!
You say you see no hope
You say you see no reason we should dream
That the world would ever change
You say that love is foolish to believe
'Cause there'll always be some crazy
With an army or a knife
To wake you from your daydream
Put the fear back in your life
If someone wrote a play
To just to glorify what's stronger than hate
Would they not arrange the stage
To look as if the hero came too late?
He's almost in defeat
It's looking like the evil side will win
So on the edge of every seat
From the moment that the whole thing begins
It is Love who mixed the mortar
And it's Love who stacked these stones
And it's Love who made the stage here
Although it looks like we're alone
In this scene, set in shadows,
Like the night is here to stay
There is evil cast around us
But it's Love that wrote the play
For in this darkness Love can show the way
Now the stage is set
You can feel your own heart beating in your chest
This life's not over yet
So we get up on our feet and do our best
We play against the fear
We play against the reasons not to try
We're playing for the tears
Burning in the happy angel's eyes