▶ Song: Ordinary Miracles — Barbra Streisand — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

Song: Ordinary Miracles. Rendition by Barbra Streisand.
Written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch

During her 1994 concert tour, Barbra introduced this song with the following statement: “I believe that the most powerful source of energy is the human heart. It’s capable of deep compassion and caring. And when someone acts out of that — compassion and caring — something in the world changes. A Volunteer in a homeless shelter or an Aids Hospice, a reader to the blind. They may not make the history books or even the 6 o’clock news but in their quiet way they help repair the broken pieces of the world…”

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Ordinary Miracles

Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman

Performed by Barbra Streisand

Emmy Awards:

1995: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction – Barbra: The Concert

1995: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics — Barbra: The Concert

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Listen to this beautiful rendition by Barbra Streisand:

VIDEO: Song: Ordinary Miracles — Barbra Streisand:


Lyrics: Ordinary Miracles

Change can come on tiptoe

Love is where it starts

It resides, often hides

Deep within our hearts

And just as

Pebbles make a mountain,

Raindrops make a sea,

One day at a time

Change begins with you and me,

Ordinary miracles

Happen all around,

Just by giving and receiving

Comes belonging and believing,

Every sun that rises

Never rose before,

Each new day leads the way

Through a different door,

And we can all be quiet heroes

Living quiet days,

Walking through the world

Changing it in quiet ways,

Ordinary miracles

Like candles in the dark,

Each and every one of us

Lights a spark,

And the walls can tumble

And the mountains can move,

The winds and the tide can turn,

Yes, ordinary miracles

One for every star,

No lightning bolt or clap or thunder

Only joy and quiet wonder,

Endless possibilities

Right before our eyes,

Oh, see the way a miracle multiplies,

Now hope can spring eternally

Plant it and it grows,

Love is all that’s necessary

Lovin’, its extraordinary


Makes ordinary miracles every blessed day.


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