We sang this beautiful song during our morning church service. The words are reflective and personal. With any good lyrics, I find myself searching deep within and relating so well with each line. The title is simply, “Come and find the quiet center” and invites all to pause and reflect. In stepping away from the noise and chaos so often associated with our busy lives – I love the times I can quietly retreat and find my ‘center’ – that place reserved for God alone. A place where He is my focus and steadiness in a world gone mad. In the second and third verse (which are not on the video) there is a richness of word pictures. I especially love how ‘silence is a friend who claims us, cools the heat and slows the pace’. And ‘there’s a place for deepest dreaming, there’s a time for heart to care, in the Spirit’s lively scheming there is always room to spare!’
Do you have a quiet center? A place of reflection? A refuge in time of the great storms in your life? Take a minute today and reflect on these beautiful words – you will be blessed!
by Shirley Erena Murray
1 Come and find the quiet center
in the crowded life we lead,
find the room for hope to enter,
find the frame where we are freed:
clear the chaos and the clutter,
clear our eyes, that we can see
all the things that really matter,
be at peace, and simply be.
2 Silence is a friend who claims us,
cools the heat and slows the pace,
God it is who speaks and names us,
knows our being, touches base,
making space within our thinking,
lifting shades to show the sun,
raising courage when we’re shrinking,
finding scope for faith begun.
3 In the Spirit let us travel,
open to each other’s pain,
let our loves and fears unravel,
celebrate the space we gain:
there’s a place for deepest dreaming,
there’s a time for heart to care,
in the Spirit’s lively scheming
there is always room to spare!