“The Gift You Are” – performed by John Denver

“The Gift You Are” – performed by John Denver

“The Gift You Are” – performed by John Denver

Imagine a month of Sundays
Each one a cloudy day
Imagine the moment the sun came shining through
Imagine that ray of sunshine as you

Remember your darkest hour
With dawn still far away
Remember the way that you longed for morning’s light
And think of yourself as a candle in the night
Make believe this is the first day
Everything all brand new
Make believe that the sun is your own lucky star
And then understand the kind of gift you are

[Chorus:]
The gift you are
Like the very first breath of Spring
The gift you are
All the joy that love can bring
The gift you are
All of our dreams come true
The gift you are
The gift of you

You are the promise of all the ages
You are the Prodigal Son
You are the vision of prophets and sages
You are the only one

Dream of a bright tomorrow
Know that your dream will come true
Carry your dream in a sparkling crystal jar
Then you will know the kind of gift you are

[Chorus]
The gift you are
Like the very first breath of Springtime
The gift you are
All the joy that love can bring
The gift you are
All of our dreams come true, yes they do
The gift you are
The gift of you
The gift you are
The gift of you

“The Gift You Are” is written and performed by John Denver. The piece has a very inspirational meaning because it commemorates the dead person as someone who was a blessing in this world. People respect the remains of the deceased by placing them in beautiful cremation urns and commemorate the lives of those faithful departed. And this song does exactly that.

The lyrics of the song tell the people that everyone is a gift to other people. And that they have influenced the lives of others even if it was just a small gesture. Aside from remembering all the positive and good things that the deceased had experienced during his or her lifetime, the song also inspires other people to become gifts to the rest of the world.

The hope that the song gives instructs people that every day is a new day and that every day is a chance to inspire and start a new beginning.

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