Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

The Miracle

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1959 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1987.

Oh, what a piece of work is man,
How marvelously wrought;
The quick contrivance of his hand,
The wonder of his thought.

Why need we look for miracles
Outside of nature's laws,
When man is what to wonder at
With every breath he draws.

But give him room to move and grow,
But give his spirit play,
And he can make a world of light
Out of the common clay.

Malvina Reynolds songbook(s) in which the music to this song appears:
---- Little Boxes and Other Handmade Songs

Other place(s) where the music to this song appears:
---- Sing Out!, Volume 9(3) (1959-60), p. 13

Malvina Reynolds recording(s) on which this song is performed:
---- Another County Heard From
---- listen to video

Recordings by other artists on which this song is performed:
---- Rosalie Sorrels: Somewhere Between (Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship TAD 3080, 1964)

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