I heard this story from a Cuban pastor as part of a Bible study. My mind almost immediately began to wander thinking "this would make a great song!" As election day approached, I knew I had to get this song out there, it was so much about the power of a vote!
I Always Do What I Can
Words and music by Richard Hill
I may not have the courage of a lion
I may not the reach of a giraffe
I may not have the strength of a rhino
But, believe me, I do what I can…
You know I always do what I can!
- Now the jungle was ablaze like a fiery furnace
The animals, terrified, scattered and ran
At the top of a hill a menagerie gathered;
A lion, a rhino and a skinny giraffe
There was a lion, a rhino and a string bean giraffe
The lion roared, "What's become of our country!"
The rhino stomped his big feet in disgust;
The giraffe was swayin’ with a mournful moanin’
The fire raged on in spite of the fuss
Yes the fire raged on disregarding the fuss!
While the three carried on hour upon hour
A little bird flew by with a drop in its beak
It let loose its load on the blazing inferno
Returning for more, he took a moment to speak
Going back to reload, he paused for a speech…
Now the troubles in our world may ravage like a wildfire
The problems we face, a conflagration enraged
But if each of us uses the gifts we’ve been granted
A single drop multiplied turns into a wave
A whole lot of droplets become tidal waves!