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Soundtrack album for "The Prince of Egypt"

Through Heaven's Eyes is a song from The Prince of Egypt.  It is featured during the scene in which Moses grows up and Jethro mentions inspiration through song.

Lyrics

A single thread in a tapestry

Through its color brightly shine

Can never see its purpose

In the pattern of the grand design


And the stone that sits on the very top

Of the mountain's mighty face

Does it think it's more important

Than the stones that form the base?


So how can you see what your life is worth

Or where your value lies?

You can never see through the eyes of man

You must look at your life

Look at your life through heaven's eyes

Lai-la-lai...


A lake of gold in the desert sand

Is less than a cool fresh spring

And to one lost sheep, a shepherd boy

Is greater than the richest king

If a man lose ev'rything he owns

Has he truly lost his worth?

Or is it the beginning

Of a new and brighter birth?


So how do you measure the worth of a man

In wealth or strength or size?

In how much he gained or how much he gave?

The answer will come

The answer will come to him who tries

To look at his life through heaven's eyes


And that's why we share all we have with you

Though there's little to be found

When all you've got is nothing

There's a lot to go around


No life can escape being blown about

By the winds of change and chance

And though you never know all the steps

You must learn to join the dance

You must learn to join the dance

Lai-la-lai...


So how do you judge what a man is worth

By what he builds or buys?

You can never see with your eyes on earth

Look through heaven's eyes

Look at your life

Look at your life through heaven's eyes