Oh, great God, be small enough to hear me now
There were times when I was crying from the dark of Daniel's den
And I have asked You once or twice if You would part the sea again
But tonight I do not need a firy pillar in the sky
Just wanna know You're gonna hold me if I start to cry
Oh, great God, be small enough to hear me now

Oh, great God, be close enough to feel You now
(Oh, great God, be close to me)
There have been moments when I could not face Goliath on my own
And how could I forget we've marched around our share of Jerichos?
But I will not be setting out a fleece for You tonight
Just wanna know that everything will be alright
Oh, great God, be close enough to feel You now

All praise and all the honor be to the God of ancient mystery
Whose every sign and wonder turned the pages of our history
But tonight my heart is heavy
And I cannot keep from whispering this prayer
"Are You there?"

And I know you could leave writing on the wall that's just for me
Or send wisdom while I'm sleeping like in Solomon's sweet dreams
But I don't need the strength of Samson
Or a chariot in the end
Just wanna know that You still know how many hairs are on my head

Oh, great God
(Are you small enough?)
Be small enough to hear me now


Lyrics submitted by evangeline

Small Enough (with Fernando Ortega) song meanings
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    General CommentThis song gives me images of driving down the applichain mountains, beside the Nantahala river. She has a beautiful voice and real, genuine lyrics. These are questions and real.
    Soundboyon October 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSometimes you just want to know that there's someone out there that cares for you and this song exemplifies that. You want to feel that no matter how small and insignificant you feel, that God can be small enough to be by your side.

    I can't tell you how much this particular lyric represents me:

    "All praise and all the honor be to the God of ancient mystery
    Whose every sign and wonder turned the pages of our history
    But tonight my heart is heavy
    And I cannot keep from whispering this prayer
    'Are You there?'"
    LilyBearon April 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always felt this song was the perfect prayer when you feel completely defeated. Sometimes we have people we can turn to but other times, we can't bring ourselves to opening up to them, instead we turn to God. We don't have to start at beginning; don't have to say what we feel. We trust he already knows. The comfort in that can be quite powerful, but it's hard to come to grips with that when we also know there are much more pressing matters for Him to attend too, then our broken heart. The song doesn’t reassure God’s presences, and that might be why it’s such a moving song. It just speaks what everyone feels in the wanting and the needing to know he’s there and we aren’t asking for a big show to prove it.

    I love LilyBear’s favorite lyrics as well as the beginning where she sings "Just wanna know you're gonna hold me if I start to cry."
    AngieMe0528on July 21, 2011   Link

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