Our senses tell us many things
And on them we do rely;
In everyday situations
They help us to get by.
The members of our body
Use our senses to discern
And attend to things around us;
Through the senses we all learn.
Our senses teach us the natural,
What is simple to comprehend.
But what goes beyond our understanding
Is not for the senses to defend.
No explanation can our senses provide
For the true matters of our heart.
What’s inside we need our spirit to guide
For to the sensed, this is a world apart.
For we learn that where the heart is
There also will our treasure be;
Not the things we sense around us
But what concerns our spirituality.
Through the senses we understand
What we see, smell, taste, hear, and feel.
Through our spirit we command more
Than what we often think of as real.
With our mouths we learn to taste
And to speak in order to communicate.
Through the spirit we confess that which we believe
And we speak of it through faith.
With our eyes we identify with what we see
For without sight we can’t see through the dark.
Through the spirit we learn to see the unseen,
In which the light always searches the heart.