A Thousand Years

A long time ago I had a series that I wrote, called songs that mean something. Well, here’s another installment!

This time, “A Thousand Years.” The original is by Christina Perri, but I’ve heard at least three covers (all of which I confess are in my YouTube playlist) that I enjoy very much. I’ll post the cover by Kurt Hugo Schneider at the end of the post. Or maybe you’ll get a two-fer and I’ll share the one by Peter Hollens as well.

So…A Thousand Years. Originally it was written for Edward and Bella from the Twilight series (I can hear the groaning already) and I actually enjoyed reading them and watching the movies.

Honestly, I can so very easily see this as a direct comparison between the believers love for Christ, and in my own life as a song for the person I fell in love with.

Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave
How can I love when I’m afraid
To fall
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt
Suddenly goes away somehow

Is there any doubt that when we first fall for Christ, we have no idea what it will be like? I know that the first time I met God, I was terrified. 

But I think that my favorite part of the song is definitely the chorus.

I have died every day
waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid
I have loved you for a
Thousand years
I’ll love you for a
Thousand more

I feel that Christ sings this over us quite often. But for me personally, I find myself singing it over the one I love. I could never pretend to dismiss the feelings I have, because they are real and true. That person, I have loved them from the moment we met as a good friend, and it grew from there. I have loved them ever since, and it is like never to change. I guess that there is a part of me that can’t really explain how I truly feel, but I’ll let the song speak for me.


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