“I Believe” with Jerry Lewis

In the 1960s or thereabouts I watched part of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s fundraising telethon. One powerful moment I recalled this morning was of host and famous comedian Jerry Lewis holding a small child while singing the song by Ervin Drake and others: “I Believe:” “Everytime I hear a newborn baby cry, or touch a leaf, or see the sky–then I know why I believe.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Believe_(Frankie_Laine_song)

Here are the lyrics: http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/frankie_laine/i_believe.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–j7wvtOi1s Here’s a U-Tube video recording with Frankie Laine–nice photos from nature during sound track after the commercial ends.

Just as in the song, when I take the time to look around me in this wonderful world of which I have blessedly been made a part, “then I know why I believe.”


About David McCoard

After earning my MS in geology I've done various things including managing the ski touring program at a small lodge in the Sierra. In 2010 I retired from Contra Costa College in California. I've always been fascinated by the mountains and nature and have spent countless days hiking, backpacking, climbing and skiing in the Sierra. The spiritual insights I've learned there have set the course for my life. Now I have time to share them and strike up a conversation.
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