To Be One of Them...

January 16, 2008

Sometimes we find ourselves in a season of discouragement...heaviness of heart, perhaps, or disillusionment. To summon the right words to describe it even feels too great a task. No one seems to know, but the Lord...and that's okay. Yet, when you stumble upon words that seem to have flowed from your own lips--the lips of faith you fight to keep, and not despair, you remember that God does know, and He provides. When The Saints Lyrics by Sara Groves

Lord I have a heavy burden of all I've seen and know It's more than I can handle But your word is burning like a fire shut up in my bones and I cannot let it go

And when I'm weary and overwrought with so many battles left unfought

I think of Paul and Silas in the prison yard I hear their song of freedom rising to the stars And when the Saints go marching in I want to be one of them

Lord it's all that I can't carry and cannot leave behind it often overwhelms me but when I think of all who've gone before and lived the faithful life their courage compels me And when I'm weary and overwrought with so many battles left unfought

I think of Paul and Silas in the prison yard I hear their song of freedom rising to the stars

I see the shepherd Moses in the Pharoah's court I hear his call for freedom for the people of the Lord

And when the Saints go marching in I want to be one of them And when the Saints go marching in I want to be one of them

I see the long quiet walk along the Underground Railroad I see the slave awakening to the value of her soul

I see the young missionary and the angry spear I see his family returning with no trace of fear

I see the long hard shadows of Calcutta nights I see the sisters standing by the dying man's side

I see the young girl huddled on the brothel floor I see the man with a passion come and kicking down the door

I see the man of sorrows and his long troubled road I see the world on his shoulders and my easy load

And when the Saints go marching in I want to be one of them and when the Saints go marching in I want to be one of them I want to be one of them I want to be one of them I want to be one of them





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