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  1. Holy Now

From the recording Greggest Hits Vol 1

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Written by Peter Mayer. Peter's version won an Empower Music Award.
Sheet music and lyrics are available from Peter at https://www.petermayer.net/

Lyrics

HOLY NOW
(Peter Mayer)

When I was a boy each week
Sinday we would go to church
Pay attention to the priest
And he would read the holy word
Consecrate the holy bread
Everyone would kneel and bow
Today the only difference is
Everything is holy now

Everything, everything, everything is holy now

When I was in Sunday school
We would learn about the time
Moses split the sea in two
And Jesus made the water wine
I remember feeling sad
Miracles don’t happen still
But now I can’t keep track,
‘Cause everything’s a miracle

Everything, everything, everything’s a miracle

Wine from water is not so small
An even better magic trick, is that anything is here at all
So the challenging thing becomes
Not to look for miracles, but finding where there isn’t one

When holy water was rare
at best
Barely wet my fingertips
But now I have to hold my breath
Like I’m swimming in a sea of it
It used to be a world half there
Heaven’s second rate hand-me-down
I walk it with a reverent air
‘Cause everything is holy now

Read a questioning child’s face
Say it’s not a testament, that’d be very hard to say
See another new morning come
Say it’s not a sacrement, I tell you that it can’t be done

This morning outside I stood
Saw a little redwinged bird
Shining like a burning bush
And singing like a scripture verse
Made me want to bow my head
I remember when church let out
How things have changed since then
‘Cause everything is holy now

It used to be a world half there
Heaven’s second rate hand-me-down
I walk it with a reverent air
‘Cause everything is holy now

©1999 Peter Mayer Music, BMI