Little things with great love

Little things with great love

(Written by Audrey Assad, feat. Madison Cunningham)

In the garden of our Savior no flower grows unseen

His kindness rains like water on every humble seed

No simple act of mercy escapes His watchful eye

For there is One who loves me – His hand is over mine


In the kingdom of the heavens no suffering is unknown

Each tear that falls is holy, each breaking heart a throne

There is a song of beauty in every weeping eye

For there is One who loves me – His heart, it breaks with mine


O the deeds forgotten, O the works unseen

Every drink of water flowing graciously

Every tender mercy You’re making glorious

This You have asked of us:

Do little things with great love – Little things with great love


At the table of our Savior, no mouth will go unfed

And His children in the shadows stream in and raise their heads

O give us ears to hear them, and give us eyes that see

For there is One who loves them. I am His hands and feet

This is a plaintive melody with such an inviting first line… “in the garden of our Saviour no flower goes unseen…” To be seen, to be known, to know the One who knows you – all this resonates with us and speaks to how God has set eternity in our hearts, but we have not fathomed it.

In June, 2017, musicians, pastors, writers, and scholars from around the U.S. gathered together in NYC to collaborate on a series of worship songs for a new worship record themed around faith and vocation. This song was written by Audrey Assad, with additional lyrics and melody by Isaac Wardell and Madison Cunningham. It is a meditation on the words of Mother Teresa

“God does not call us all to great things, but calls us to do small things with great love.”



About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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2 Responses to Little things with great love

  1. kostas says:

    Profound words, beautiful, meditative music. So different from the trivialities that pass for contemporary Christian music and worship songs! Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

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