Song of the Week: “The Final Move” by Chris Rice


It’s been a while since I posted a solid, Christian tune as song of the week, so I’m bringing out one of my favorites.  This calm, piano-driven piece by Chris Rice is poetic, thoughtful, and a pleasure to listen to, and its themes of God’s transforming love reaching down into even the darkest of situations and mending His broken creations are incredibly encouraging.  So take a little break and relax with Chris Rice’s “The Final Move”.

Here’s the link: The Final Move

And here are the lyrics:

Saw an old guy today
Staring long at a chess game
Looked like it was half-played
Then his tear splashed between
The bishop and the king…oh
He turned his face to mine
I saw the Question in his eyes
I shrugged him half a smile and walked away
It made me sad, and it made me think
And now it makes me sing what I believe

It was love that set this fragile planet rolling
Tilting at our perfect twenty-three
Molecules and men infused with holy
Finding our way around the galaxy
And Paradise has up and flown away for now
But hope still breathes and truth is always true
And just when we think it’s almost over
Love has the final move
Love has the final move

Heard a young girl sing a song
To her daughter in her pale arms
Walkin’ through a rainstorm
“Because you’re here my little girl
It’s gonna be a better world”…oh
She turned her face to mine
I saw the Answer in her eyes
I shrugged her half a smile and walked away
It made me smile, and it made me think
And now it makes me sing what I believe

It was love that set our fragile planet rolling
Tilting at our perfect twenty-three
Molecules and men infused with holy
Finding our way around the galaxy
And Paradise has up and flown away for now
But hope still breathes and truth is always true
And just when we think it’s almost over
Love has the final move
Love has the final move

Something right went very wrong
But love has been here all along…

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