Changing (A New Song)

Really happy with the song I just finished. Unlike other recent ones, I’m not uploading a YouTube. This one really only works with the production…I heard it/wrote it as it is here. (It may take a minute for the file to load…)

It just might be the world’s only song inspired by Process Theology.

Hope you like it.

Changing

One night I was taken by a powerful dream
Walking through a field by a clear blue stream
Through grass that grew so tall and green
In the wind.

Then in a moment when I turned my eye
The flowers and the grass and the trees
had died
And the white hot gaze of the Sun had fried
What’d been.

And in a moment more, it was covered in snow
And a Still Small Voice called soft and low
“The field remains, but whatever grows
Must end.”

Changing.
Changing.
Changing.
Every day.

Faded pictures from an old scrapbook
That my Dad’s old Polaroid camera took
From my very first breath to the way way I look
Today.

A smiling baby with short blonde hair
Self-conscious teen with many cares
And a man still shocked how time bears
Life away.

But looking back, the great mystery
Is that in every shot, me was still me
And in each new frame it will ever be
The same.

Changing.
Changing.
Changing.
Every day.

Beyond the farthest star, transcendently
In the smallest cells, down in you and me
There’s a part of God, and the parts we see
Change fast.

Each new moment is a new still frame
A fresh new chance, and a brand new game
Never seen before, but partly the same
As the past

So though it might seem way too odd to you
God’s waits for the future you will choose:
To hold onto hate or just let love loose
At last.

Changing.
Changing.
Changing.
Every day.

And each new frame’s a new occasion
To follow that Divine persuasion
Let go hate and let love loose
At last.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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