Cord of Three Strands by Dawson Cowals published on 2013/02/12 19:40:56 +0000 This is the song I wrote and sang to propose to my beautiful wife, Jessica, at our park bench where we had our first date. The song is based on the passage found in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 and includes an excerpt from the famous poem "How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Lyrics: Cord of Three Strands From the very first moment I saw Your beautiful smile I knew, My armor was flawed For the arrow you shot found a chink, Deep enough to sink To the fletching inside of my heart From the very first moment I prayed That God would confirm to me The provision he made When he brought me you as my helper For we're better together Knit in hearts, minds and souls For I know With you by my side And Christ at the center of our lives We'll form an unbreakable Cord of three strands For two are better than one If one falls down the other one Picks him up So if you'll become my wife I'll promise you I will be yours For the rest of our lives How do I love thee? Let me count the ways I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach I love thee to the level of everyday's most quiet need I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life Then between God, me and you There's nothing we cannot do We'll form an unbreakable Cord of three strands Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, excerpt from "How Do I Love Thee?" Elizabeth Barrett Browning Copyright © 2008 Dawson Cowals.