Let Us See the Beauty

Written and performed by Laurence Cole


Lyrics


Parts 1 and 4

Let us see the beauty every day
And source our lives from its presence



Parts 2 and 3

I want to know if you can see the beauty
Even when it’s not pretty every day
I want to know if you can see the beauty
And source your life from its presence



Part 3


Part 4



Notes


This song, composed by Laurence Cole, is based on a line from the poem “The Invitation” by Oriah Mountain Dreamer (see http://www.oriahmountaindreamer.com).  It reminds us to stop our mind and pay attention to what’s immediately at hand: come to our senses!

A rich, multilayered recording by Laurence and friends is included above, along with a simple two-part mix that is easy to teach to groups. In Parts 2 and 3, the rhythm is tricky on “and source your life from its presence” but it’s what gives the song its lilt, so it’s worth the effort to learn it.

Lyrics and music by Laurence Cole. www.laurencecole.com  Used with permission.

Some lyrics from a stanza of the poem ”The Invitation” by Oriah Mountain Dreamer from her book THE INVITATION (c) 1999. Published by HarperONE,
San Francisco. All rights reserved. Used with permission of the author. www.oriah.org


Full Song (courtesy of performer)


Let Us See The Beauty

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Parts


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Part 4

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