I Saw It First in Her--Lyrics

By Erin McGaughan

This selection is included in Unity Worldwide Ministries' Online Choral Library.

VERSE The tender strength to hold a new-born babe, The motherís milk to make it grow, The fierce attention to keep it safe, And the boundless love to let it go,

CHORUS I saw it first in her, I saw it first in her, I saw it first in her, Holy Mother, Sweet Divine! I saw it first in her, and now it lives in me.

VERSE The softer music of a summer sky, The cool seduction like a flower, The raw compassion and the need to cry, The ebb and flow of natureís power,

CHORUS I saw it first in her, I saw it first in her, and now it lives in me.

BRIDGE And all the things I thought were hers alone, The secret wisdom of her kind She was longing to share with me, Another face of our Divine!

And all the things I thought a man should be Were only seeds of something more, Something vast and unlimited, And when I opened, Love was born.

VERSE Now is the gratitude I feel today More of woman or of man? For there is strength and tenderness In my heart and in my hand.

CHORUS I saw it first in her, I saw it first in her, I saw it first in her, Holy Mother, Sweet Divine! I saw it first in her, and now it lives in me.

copyright Erin McGaughan 2006