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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I Want to Be One of Them

Have you heard this song yet? I heard it "before" it became a popular play on the radio and just found out who sings it: Sara Groves. I absolutely love the words! Pause sonific songspot before playing youtube video. (I don't know the people in the video, but it was the only one that had the song attached!) Enjoy!






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
I want to be one of them
I want to be one of them
I want to be one of them

3 comments:

livingpurereligion said...

Hi! I stumbled across your blog somehow and found this video! It just so happens to be of Three Angels Children's Relief... the orphanage that we are adopting from in Haiti! Small world!

Johnson said...

what a powerful song! God Bless you.

Anonymous said...

This was instrumental today. I was trying to find the lyrics having just heard it for the 100th time(yet really hearing it for the first time and being moved to tears) this morning on the radio. It speaks so well the longings of a heart in the midst of healing. Thank you for posting this!