Thursday, June 20, 2013

Next Five Minutes

It is common to worry about the future; we often lament our past; the universal truth is that we must live in the present. The only moment I have is right now. What will I do with it? Emily Dickinson once said, “Forever is composed of nows.” Adam Anders wrote a song that conveys this truth; Stephen Curtis Chapman recorded it

The Next Five Minutes
(Words and music by Adam Anders; performed by Steven Curtis Chapman on the Speechless album; 1999)

I can reminisce about the already
I can worry and fret about the not yet
But when it all comes down, and
It really, really comes down to the right now,
So right now

I'm living the next five minutes
Like these are my last five minutes
Cause I know the next five minutes
May be all I have
And after the next five minutes
Turn into the last five minutes
I'm taking the next five minutes
And start it all over again

Every morning God is giving is precious
Every heartbeat, every breath I take
I'll never have them back once they've left us
There will never be another right now,
So right now

This is the day
This is the hour
This is the moment God has made

I'm living the next five minutes
Like these are my last five minutes
Cause I know the next five minutes
May be all I have
And after the next five minutes
Turn into the last five minutes
I'm taking the next five minutes
And start it all over again
I'm starting all over again
Gonna start it all over again

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