Strong As Love

Your eyes never surrender
Awake all night when I retreat to slumber
And you catch me even when I hide
So I can only hide cringed by your side

Your eyes never surrender
It meant love even in anger
With affection forgiving my wrongs
And find me in tears sinking in your song

Your eyes see me in my weakest
Wise enough to know how to fix it
And there’s a fire burning bright
Unraveling my heart bared at your sight

Your eyes are strong as love
Intense enough melting down my pride
Your eyes gaze with stubborn grace
And saw me even before I was made

Copyright 2014 Divino Rivera


Beyond Melody

How easy at times to be singing songs
And write profound words that makes me look like I’m strong
But then all along I could all be wrong
And see I am but human after all

So I’ll sing not because I can
And write songs not just because of who I am
It never was all about me
But all about the One
Whose unfailing grace resounds beyond melody

Not at all this strength to boast
It’s not how I can tune out this melancholy
Oh how it breaks me
When my weakness is wrapped in God’s mercy

Beyond the melody
Beyond this poetry
Beyond faults and folly
His love is upholding me

Copyright 2014 Divino Rivera

Us (Old Piano Version)

We sat by an old piano, around 20 years old, slightly out-of-tune and sounding antiquated. We can only look forward to reaching years beyond this old piano while singing and recording. All I know, both of us are in this journey together and will count anniversaries together. And this song is about us.

Live happily with the woman you love through all the meaningless days of life that God has given you under the sun. The wife God gives you is your reward for all your earthly toil. – Ecclesiastes 9:9 NLT