So you get the inkling that you know
Who God is and who God ain’t
You try to put it in plain folk language
Like He being the beginning and the ending
And the first and the last
And them who cast their lot with Him will be saved.
But, then you ask, saved? Saved?
You just wants to know is it a from what?
Or a for what?
Or a to what?
Seeing as by the time
You think you got the answer
Three score and ten be bout run its course
And, of course, you done your dirt
Averting your eyes and surprised
When like a pouncing tiger they rise
And strike a death-blow.
You know about death
And the stare in the eyes
Of those standing at the door
Waiting for Lazarus to rise
And the anxious cries
When nobody come forth
No grave clothes drop away
And nobody speak a word
And nobody say:
“Loose that man, and let him go.”
So you know, that you know,
That you know, that you know,
That you know, that you know
That you don’t know…But, you do hope
Because love hopes all things
Even though sometimes
You don’t feel love for nothing.
But, the word on the street say worship
The word down from Sinai, say worship
In the spirit, and in the truth
And you know spirit
Is more than Hezekiah Walker walkin’ ya
And Kurt Franklin talkin’ ya
So you test the spirit to see if it’s real
And you know you had it shine on you
Break you into a thousand tears
Then calm your fears
Speaking peace in your windstorm
Making you face forward
Then go forward
Cause tomorrow be destiny
And the past is gone…
As the last lover you played.
So you have stayed
Down in the sistah-circle
Dancing down the demons
Screaming for just joy
To play upon your heartstrings
Just faith to magnify your spirit
Just Jesus to fill the doubting places
Of your soul!