Through a Glass Darkly (a demo)

      In this song, I’ve taken three real, though disparate situations and weaved them together to underscore the often inexplicable, serendipitous nature of life. Some see a hidden hand in some such occurrences, using such plain words as fate.

     The phrase, “through a glass darkly,” comes from the Apostle Paul writing to the church in Corinth, in which he says that while some things are inexplicable, they will become clear; apparently when we die or enter into some supernatural state.

     (Though real, these experiences didn’t happen to me; I was merely an interested observer.)

     “Through a glass darkly” is part of chapter 13 in the first book of Corinthians that has become one of the most often used Scriptures for weddings. It ends thusly:

“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” 


The above is just me and my guitar.


       Through a Glass Darkly

They say you are married
and expecting a child
I know if we’d stayed together
that baby would have been mine

So how do we know which way the wind blows
or where it really comes from
We see the leaves move and the trees bend
but we only feel the breeze now and then


They say he drank more than he should
hell they can say that about almost anyone
if it ain’t the booze, it’s the crack or meth
there’s always something about an early death.


She lived a good life
she was a mother and a wife
yet that chariot is taking her home
her grandchildren she’ll never see grown

(chorus 2):
So how do we know which way the wind blows
or where it really comes from
we see through a glass darkly
but things will be made plain
when we live a world without pain.


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2 comments for “Through a Glass Darkly (a demo)

  1. Johnnie Morris
    November 13, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Great song Thomas! Glad to hear you two will be back in your home the first of December. (We hope to have our Tybee home ready for the spring.).
    Love & Charity fills the heart with Faith & Hope.

  2. judi
    November 13, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I’ve not known you to write and sing such a sad song before –

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