“Tapestry Song” is original music based in part on poetry from Corrie ten Boom “The Tapestry Poem.” I’ve placed the text of her words along with mine in the adaptation (below.)
The verses read more like a traditional worship hymn. The arrangement is somewhere between contemporary and country ballad.
I’ve been using it in various settings for years. An MP3 is published in my account at Archive.org
This recording is what I came up with after an hours’ effort in Garage Band on my Mac. The Mic used for my vocal was on earbuds that came with my iPhone recorded through the mini-RCA on the Mac system. I was simply too lazy and rushed to hook up something from my PA.
The guitar is a Doerr (http://doerrguitars.com/) I snagged from a Pastor a while back. The instrument midi interface is an M-audio FastTrac Pro.
If you’d like the words and chords:
If I get feedback of a positive nature, I’ll record and post some more original tunes. Got lots of ’em. 😉
God bless! Enjoy!
Lyric: Adapted / Expanded from Corrie ten Boom Poem: “The Tapestry Poem”
Music Adaptation: Bartimeus
My life is but a weaving
Between my God and Me.
I cannot choose the colors,
He weaveth steadily.
Oft’ times he weaveth sorrow
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside.
He knows me, He loves me. He cares.
Nothing this truth can dim.
Jesus gives the very best to those enter rest
Those who leave the choice to him.
A coat of many colors
Foretells a patchwork life.
Beneath the colored fabric
Beats a servant’s willing heart.
A humble simple purpose:
To love the living Lord
His will on earth be done:
Seeding the Gospel of His Truth.
Not till the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas
And reveal the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful
In the weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In pattern He has planned.