Every evening sky an invitation
to trace the pattern stars
and early in july a celebration
for freedom that is ours
and i notice you in childrens games
in those who watch them from the shade
every drop of sun is full of fun
and wonder
you are summer

And even when the trees have just
surrendered to the harvest time
forfeiting their leaves in late september and
sending us inside
still i notice you when change begins
and i embraced four colder winds
i will offer thanks for what has been
and what's to come
you are autumn

and everything in time and under heaven
finally falls asleep
wrapped in blankets white
all creation shivers underneath
and still i notice you when branches crack
and in my breath on frosted grass
even now in death you open doors
for life to enter
you are winter

and everything that's new has bravely surfaced
teaching us to breathe
what was frozen through is newly purposed
turning all things green
so it is with you
and how you make me new
with every season's change
and so it will be as you are re-creating me
summer
autumn
winter
spring


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    General CommentI'm not Christian but I'd say this song describes perfectly how I feel about God. God is simply the passing of time and the changing of the seasons.
    LilyBearon September 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGod is not a changing of the season, nor is that what this song is about, unless I do not understand what you mean.

    Nichole Nordeman wrote this song for a [young] friend who's husband died, and first sang it at his funeral.

    It was meant to encourage that friend by saying that in every season God is there. Sometimes, people do not understand, myself included,how God can allow such sadness and pain. We can see God in the laughing of children, in the beauty of a sunset, or the bright colors of autumn but how can an all powerfull God, as Christians proclaim Him to be, be in the pain? Sometimes I don't know the answer to this question at all, but occcasionally in retrospect I can see how He was there holding me and comforting me through the pain, and someday, He will end it forever.

    God is NOT a changing season, but an ever-present friend, and father, who would never abandon us in our grief. He may not take away the pain, but he will not let us suffer alone. The season spring is a promise for a better day, and eventually a promise of heaven.
    ClarkGirlon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not a Christian so I don't interpret this song in the same way that a Christian would, but I still believe in its meaning. I know she wrote it for a friend's funeral but I think the message she was trying to get across was that we grow from our experiences and it changes us a little as a result, muh in the same way as the passing of a season. A new season represents a new start. Good things happen and bad things happen and it's all part of a bigger picture. It's the cycle of nature. The great balance of life.

    One of the main reasons I enjoy Nichole Nordeman's music so much even though I'm not a Christian, is because she's kind of ambiguous in her lyrics. Yes, she makes Christian music, but her songs can still hold meaning outside of the boundaries of Christianity. Her songs examine the happenings of life and how the Divine Mystery ties it all together for her, specifically. But I can still listen to it and tie it all together in my own way.

    In the following part of the lyrics, I interpret the word "You" as meaning Nature in its grander scale:

    "So it is with You
    And how You make me new
    With every season's change
    And so it will be as You are recreating me
    Summer
    Autumn
    Winter
    Spring"
    LilyBearon February 20, 2007   Link
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    My Opinionbeautiful song
    NicB.on May 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt should be "and I am braced for colder winds".

    Great song.
    point5mannon August 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFor a full explanation of this song's lyrics, check out my blog: kidean.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/my-anthem-nichole-nordemans-every-season/
    Kideanon March 25, 2014   Link
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    General Commentkidean.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/my-anthem-nichole-nordemans-every-season/
    Kideanon March 25, 2014   Link

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