To get a new body, give my old one away
My feet – they stumble
They trip and I fall
And my brain’s becoming sluggish – but that’s not all.
My fingers won’t move the way I move them
My arms and legs they shake
You’d think I’d learn
There are no returns
On the parts of our bodies that break.
It’s not getting any easier
Other things are going wrong as I speak
Do you think you could do something,
Your expertise is what I now seek.
I’ve put in for a new toe or two
The ones I have are not working well
They hurt, they bend
It’s becoming a trend
And hasn’t been too terribly swell.
Yet, doctor, you know – I’ve been thinking
About keeping at least my two eyes
They’ve helped me to see
Like rainbows, the sunset and sunrise.
And you know – about my hands,
They’ve made so many things
And I’ll keep my voice
(I don’t have a choice),
My grandkids like when their Grammy sings.
And then, there are my legs,
They really have been good to me
They carried me here,
They’ve walked me to there
They’ve supported me constantly.
And let me not forget my heart
That has beat within every day
I’ll keep that too
(it’s the least I can do),
For it’s guided me when along life’s way.
So I guess I’ve changed my mind
And I’ll keep all that God’s given me
I’ll enjoy what I’ve got,
‘Cuz I’ve got quite a lot,
I’m alive, been forgiven, and set free.