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Thrice – Moving Mountains lyrics

I speak in many tongues to many men
Argue with angels and I alway win
But I don't know the first thing about love

I phropesize and know all mysteries
All hidden things are opened up to me
But I don't know the first thing about love

I have the keys to open any door
Give all of my possessions to the poor
But I don't know the first thing about love
And moving mountains ain't no thing to me
I've faith enough to cast them to the sea
But I don't know the first thing about love

But all other things shall fade away
While love stands alone and still holds sway
All other things shall fade away
Into the ground, into the grave

I give my body up unto the flames
And never once have I denied your name

But I don't know the first thing about love

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    This song is based on 1 Corinthians 13: 1-3 where Paul is addressing the Christians at Corinth in regards to the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He warns them that even though one could have the gift and power to speak to angels, prophecy, know all mysteries, knowledge, and even to move mountains if they did not have love, they were nothing and their gift or gifts are wasted. Often times we believe, I think, that power or our gifts will be pleasing to us and will fulfill our desires, but without love we will always be disappointed and will fail to reach a deep satisfaction with ourselves and the world around us. Christ's commandment was simply to love one another as yourself. He expected us not only to follow his commandment, but also that we would find love the most empowering gift of all. Great song.

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