House of Mirrors

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I hope you’ll forgive my sharing this again. I made a slight adjustment to the recording at one point, and also noticed that when I shared the song previously, the formatting on the lyrics was messed up. So here it is again – a demo version of my song “House of Mirrors”!


House of Mirrors

You made us in your image
And we’ve returned the favor
Every kind of people
With gods of every flavor

We see ourselves in a mirror darkly
We think we’re looking at you
Help us to see beyond our reflections
A glimmer of what is true

We all live in a house of mirrors
We think we’re finding our way
Am I your image, are you my likeness?
In this house of mirrors
Lord, I seek your face
We blame you for our anger
We think you hate who we hate
Such a disturbing comfort
To see our fears incarnate

Make me translucent to your transcendence
A window for your light
Not just projecting on you my failures
Hiding you from sight


We don’t escape from this maze we wander
We never manage to see
Still there’s your voice in the distance, calling,
“Come and follow me”

(Last line: Help me find my way)

In this house of mirrors
In this house of mirrors
In this house of mirrors
In this house of mirrors

Song written and performed by James F. McGrath. (c) 2013

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  • Mark Farmer

    Reminds me of the title of Thom Stark’s unsettling (for me at the time) and enlightening book, The Human Faces of God.