“White Owl” by Josh Garrels (Video + Lyrics) & (Verses + Meaning)

Video:


 
Lyrics:

When the night comes,
And you don't know which way to go
Through the shadowlands,
And forgotten paths,
You will find a road

Like an owl you must fly by moonlight with an open eye,
And use your instinct as your guide, to navigate the ways that lays before you,
You were born to take the greatest flight

Like a serpent and a dove, you will have wisdom born of love
And carry visions from above into the places no man dares to follow
Every hollow in the dark of night
Waiting for the light
Take the flame tonight

Child the time has come for you to go
You will never be alone
Every dream that you have been shown
Will be like living stone
Building you into a home
A shelter from the storm

Like a messenger of peace, the beauty waits be released
Upon the sacred path you keep, leading deeper into the unveiling
As your sailing, across the great divide

Like a wolf at midnight howls, you use your voice in darkest hours
To break the silence and the power, holding back the others from their glory
Every story will be written soon
The blood is on the moon
Morning will come soon

Child the time has come for you to go
You will never be alone
Every dream that you have been shown
Will be like living stone
Building you into a home
A shelter from the storm

 
 

Related Verses:

On Title:

“You may eat any clean bird. But these are the ones which you shall not eat: … the little owl, the great owl, the white owl … You shall not eat anything which dies of itself.” (Deuteronomy 14:11-21)

“My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food. Because of my loud groaning I am reduced to skin and bones. I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins. I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof.” (Psalm 102:4-7)

On Video:

– “When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy.” (Matthew 26:43)
– “Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” (Psalm 119:105)
– “We walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)
– “But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:14)
– “For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Revelation 7:17)
– “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 9:5)
– “You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain while it blazed with fire to the very heavens, with black clouds and deep darkness. Then the LORD spoke to you out of the fire. You heard the sound of words but saw no form; there was only a voice. (Deuteronomy 4:11-12)
– “I am against you, O destroying mountain, you who destroy the whole earth,” declares the LORD. “I will stretch out my hand against you, roll you off the cliffs, and make you a burned-out mountain.” (Jeremiah 51:25)
– “When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss.” (Revelation 9:2)
– “Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them.” (Revelation 11:7)
– “We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him.” (1 Thessalonians 4:14)
– “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” (Deuteronomy 33:27a)

On Lyrics:

Main:
– “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4)
– “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and pure as doves.” (Matthew 10:16)
– “Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them in the desert. By day the pillar of cloud did not cease to guide them on their path, nor the pillar of fire by night to shine on the way they were to take.” (Nehemiah 9:19)
– “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.” (Matthew 12:36)
– “Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the unveiling of the mystery hidden for long ages past.” (Romans 16:25)
– “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” (Romans 8:26)
– “The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.” (Joel 2:31)
– “In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” (Psalm 9:5)
– “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” (Revelation 22:16)

Chorus:
– “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!'” (Isaiah 6:8)
– “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” (Acts 2:17)
– “My God is my Rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my Savior–from violent men You save me.” (2 Samuel 22:3)
– “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:1-3)
– “Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over all the glory will be a canopy. It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.” (Isaiah 4:5-6)

Meaning:

          I’ll take a stance with at least one other person who said that it represents the spiritual journey of every believer. God finds us in our weakness, sleeping, and sends us out into the darkness of the world. We might start to wonder why He has done such a thing, but know that He didn’t leave us without a guiding light to lead us down the right path. And though it may seem like all paths lead to destruction in the end, we find that the journey was really a test. God was with us all along and we just needed to trust in His power and protection. In the end our Father will hold us in His arms as we enter our real home.

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Away in Manger – Shannon Labrie (Video+Lyrics).

Those who know me know that I typically don’t like “Worship” dubbed music nor Christmas songs. I don’t even like other versions of this song nor even most of the songs on the rest of Labrie’s album. This song with Labrie’s tone hits home though. I hope you enjoy it as I do.

 

Original Lyrics by James R. Murray
 
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.
 
The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay.
 
The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
 
I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky
And stay by my side until morning is nigh.
 
Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray.
 
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,
And fit us in heaven, to live with Thee there.

“Speak of the Devil” by Sum 41

 
Trying to find a way
Getting better every day
And I got you now, I’m not along
All I need in this life is one,
One thing to believe in
 
I’ve seen many a face
From young, and too old
I’ve stolen their faith, and I have broken their souls
Was here before Christ, had forgave you your sins
And paid your price, and sealed your fate within
Days have come to an end
Today’s the day that we meet again
The self inflicted inebriation, guilt never lies
 
I’ve been waiting for the chance to reunite this sick romance
Poison never hurt so good
So nice of you to speak of me
Your closest friend and enemy
An only savior of masochists
Well it’s the dead end slave
From the alter to the grave
It’s the last days of our life
The faith of men
 
Time, it’s been so long
And now there’s nothing to say
I’m trying so hard to find the words to say
I’m tired of being, now I’m something I’m not
I can’t believe, and I never thought
Days would come to an end
Well maybe someday we’ll meet again
If ever that day never comes
It would be too soon
 
I’ve been waiting for the chance to nullify this sick romance
Pull the chord to detonate
So sick of you don’t speak of me
No represent of misery
An only savior of masochists
Well it’s the dead end slave
From the alter to the grave
It’s the last days of our lives
The faith of men
 
Trying to find a way,
Getting better every day
And I got you now, I’m not alone
All I need in this life is one
One thing to believe in