Song of the day

 

Here are the lyrics:

When the saints go marching in – 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 compells 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 Pharohs 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”

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