Tuesday, July 10, 2018

All the Diamonds - Bruce Cockburn (The greatest conversion song ever?)

I listened this morning... again... to Bruce Cockburn's "All the Diamonds." To me, it is the greatest conversion-to-Jesus song ever written.

I covered it many times in concerts.

Close your eyes. Listen closely. Of how God, in Christ, became human, and came to rescue you.


All the diamonds in this world
That mean anything to me
Are conjured up by wind and sunlight
Sparkling on the sea

I ran aground in a harbour town
Lost the taste for being free
Thank God He sent some gull-chased ship
To carry me to sea

Two thousand years and half a world away
Dying trees still grow greener when you pray

Silver scales flash bright and fade
In reeds along the shore
Like a pearl in sea of liquid jade
His ship comes shining
Like a crystal swan in a sky of suns
His ship comes shining.