Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Lyrics with Lauren

Today I would like to share a most legit Sara Groves song with you, GBR. Sara is one of the best songwriters on the planet and she really seeks to integrate faith and life in her lyrics. Check this out...

When the Saints
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 can’t 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 all can overwhelm me
but I think of all who've gone before them 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 Pharaoh'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 at 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 that door
I see the Man of Sorrow 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



sara--so do i.

6 comments:

Josiah_Bsu said...

She's good. I'm an Andrew Peterson fan..personally

BeckyB. said...

Wow... powerful...

Lauren said...

love me some Andrew Peterson. especially: "Canaan Bound" it's my favorite one.

Josiah_Bsu said...

Thats a good song! Definitely one of my favorites. The one that immediately follows that one on the CD, I'm fairly sure its titled "Let there be love" is also good.

Lauren said...

Some of my friends played Canaan Bound at their wedding and it sounds weird but it was really beautiful!

Lindsey said...

hmmm.... good song! I want to be one of them too! :) i saw Andrew Peterson at a concert once, with Nicole Nordeman.