Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday Song #1: Jenny Wren by Paul McCartney

McCartney's Jenny Wren tells the story of a young woman who saw and understood more than others about the life of the fallen world in which we live, a world in which true love isn't at home. As with all of Macca's tunes, it ends on a hopeful note in the last verse.

I've been blessed to know a few Jenny Wrens, men and women, people who were loving and tough and thoughtful and faithful. Although not perfect, they showed the rest of us the way. Then they went home to be with the Savior Jesus in Whom they believed. They left holes in our hearts and examples to emulate.

Remembering especially today a special saint. By the grace that God bears for grubby old sinners like me who trust in His Son Jesus, I'll see you some day.

Here are the lyrics:
Like so many girls, Jenny Wren could sing
But a broken heart, took her song away
Like the other girls, Jenny Wren took wing
She could see the world, and its foolish ways
How, we, spend our days, casting, love aside
Losing, sight of life, day, by, day
She saw poverty, breaking up her home
Wounded warriors, took her song away
But the day will come, Jenny Wren will sing
When this broken world, mends its foolish ways
Then we, spend our days, catching up on life
All because of you, Jenny Wren
You saw who we are, Jenny Wren
Paul Mc Cartney
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