lifeblood: songs: lyrics: jesus was a walking man


let's make the glory land
right here where we stand
jesus
was a walking man

egypt jordan judea
jericho somalia
jesus
was a walking man

in a shoe store down in galilee
lace 'em up and set 'em free
jesus
was a walking man

jesus
was a walking man
jesus
was a walking man

i ain't dodgin' war in syria
afghanistan somalia
no i'm
in the promised land

i got everything at the tip of my hand
folks are starving down in south sudan
begs a question
as old as abraham

i got more
what's it for
when kids are washing
up ashore
jesus
would've lent a hand

jesus
would've lent a hand
jesus
would've lent a hand

honduras and el salvador
guatemala mexico
walk me
through that suffering

liberators dreamers indians
mother mary take my hand
and let's make
that glory land

some would build a wall and say
send 'em back from where they came
but you know who
would've let 'em in

ah jesus
would've let 'em in
jesus
would've let 'em in

jesus didn't care what color your skin was
or your station of life
he was a traveling man
and he loved everybody he came across
he knew we all come from the same cradle
you know the one down in africa
the cradle of all human kind
he knew all about migration
and knew what it meant to walk a mile in someone else's shoes
he saw the world's brutality
he aimed to be a healer
to break the shackles of oppression
just like harriet tubman and rigoberta menchu
just like rutha mae harris

some would a wall and say
send 'em back from where they came
(jesus woulda lent a hand)
i got more but what's it for
when kids are washing up ashore
(jesus woulda lent a hand)
shoe store down in galilee
lace 'em up and set 'em free
jesus
was a walking man

words and music by amy ray


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