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Through The Eyes Of A Child

Through The Eyes Of A Child
Thomas – A Disciple

Lyrics by Dora Redman & Peter Link
Music by Peter Link

I followed Jesus to the mountaintop
Where five thousand souls gathered ‘round
Where we listened to the Master’s stories
And his truths that for centuries
Would astound the world

Toward the end of the day
When the hungry crowd began to leave
Jesus turned to me and said
“We must feed the people”

“With what?” said I
I turned away and scoffed in doubt
Then from the crowd a boy stepped out and said
“Hey Mister, I got five loaves and two fishes”
Say what?
“I got five loaves and two fishes”
This naïve lad with such big wishes (Heh)
Would feed five thousand with all his riches …
Ha!

But Jesus turned to me and spoke
“Thomas, you must see through the eyes of a child
Now bring the lad to me and let be
Your doubtful uncertainty”

Now I wish to understand
A world not made with hands
To see the world as children do
And to see the world that the Master knew
Oh why is it so easy for this child to believe?
And so difficult for me?

Jesus turned the water into wine
And healed, in an instant, the blind
He told me, “You can do all this and more, Thomas,
All these possibilities lie within you”
But I can’t see beyond the world I see
And I would this world of matter and spirit
Be reconciled

But Jesus cautioned, “No, my friend,
Thomas, you must see through the eyes of a child
Through the eyes of a child”

It was then he turned quiet
As the sun began to leave the day
Silently he beckoned me
“Won’t you come and pray?”
“Pray what?” said I
But I obeyed and closed my eyes
And did as I was bid to do
In the miracle of the five loaves and two fishes
Oh yeah
And we fed five thousand souls

And afterwards I heard the boy

Say “Master, I must ask another miracle of you …”
But before he could go on Jesus spoke
“Your faith hath made her whole”

And after all these years …

I still wish to understand
A world not made with hands
To see the world as children do
And to see the world that the Master knew
Now why was it so easy for this child to believe?
And so difficult for me?

Jesus walked the water ‘cross the sea
Defying all the laws, set us free
He told me, “You can do all this and more, Thomas,”
You can calm the heavens and still the ocean’s roar …

At times I see beyond the world I see
Bewitched by matter, yet by spirit beguiled
And at times I still can catch the light
Shining in the eyes and the innocence of that boy
Through the eyes of a child

Ah yes, the innocence of that boy …

What a kid!