Here’s a YouTube video to use with young people.
Recently, on the playlist of my morning walks, this song has been in heavy rotation.
And, I have been reminded that love songs can often be relistened in the manner of a prayer. I think that this one works… or, at least, it has for me.
The video reimages the world uniting together, but the actual lyrics can evoke the sentiments of Psalm 16: 7-8: I bless the LORD who counsels me; even at night my heart exhorts me. I keep the LORD always before me; with him at my right hand, I shall never be shaken.
The lyrics cry out the same notes: I can’t win, I can’t reign. I will never win this game without you, without you. I am lost, I am vain. I will never be the same without you, without you.
I won’t run, I won’t fly. I will never make it by without you, without you. I can’t rest, I can’t fight. All I need is you.