EYE HAS NOT SEEN

 

Eye has not seen, ear has not heard

No mind has conceived what God has prepared

Eye has not seen, ear has not heard

What God has prepared for those who love Him

The Spirit, He searches the deep things of God

For who knows the thoughts of Him?

But we are not givín the spirit of this world

But of God, that we might understand

The Lord is the One who is faithful and true

And His Spirit shall dwell among men

The dry bones shall rise

And they shall be made new

And the nations will dance for the Lord

Love the Lord, with all of your heart

Love the Lord, with all of your strength

Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Copyright © 2004 Robert A. Weber III (CCLI, ASCAP)

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.

 

I have always loved this passage of Scripture (1 Corinthians, 2:9) and wanted to put it to music. I grew up with a setting that was popular in my denomination, but really wanted one I could call my own. I wrote this song all in one evening after inspiration. It seems that when I get a little musical theme in my head for one part of the song, the rest kind of just flows from it. That only works when I have all the lyrics ahead of time. If Iím writing the lyrics as I go, itís a much longer process.

This song uses a technique that I seem to use a lot - that is, a bridge or ending section that relates thematically, but does not really relate musically to the rest of the song. I use it in All Things New and Holy Spirit, Rest In Me, just to name two others. Iím not sure why Iím drawn to this musical form, but it seems to work for me.

If you get a chance, check out the live CD version of this song, which features an inspired electric guitar lead by my good friend Will into and through the ending that makes it positively leap up and fly. If you donít own the CD, you can stream the tracks from my Soundclick webpage.

 

 

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