Blind Faith: Presence of The Lord

September 10, 2021

Presentations, seemingly basic (initially), were often shared – that each could be touched by highest complexity.  Promises were given – that the blind could see.  Miracles took hold – that the bound (to certain death) could be freed.

Vision (without listening to/sent as) during the solo/lead (heard/seen):
1) This is what it looks like (presence/reaction from God) when one (prodigal) comes back. 2) This is a reward – to hear, then see
(presence/reaction from God).


Jars of Clay [Flood]

August 27, 2021
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But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;


[I Am] Alive

August 3, 2021
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The Miracle; The Testimony

Bodies Are Still Being Raised

[The] Daily Bread: Break[s] Every Chain


We Are One Body

July 17, 2021

We live by the Word of God.
We are not moved by temptation, nor do we tempt.
We do not heed any thing or any one, other than of God.
We are the children of God.
Him alone do we worship.
And, Him alone do we serve.

Slow Train Coming

The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Alter


Too Good to Not Believe

May 21, 2021

ONE

What is “oneness” without [a] spirit? What is “oneness” without [a] God? If the two are not brought together, as “one body,” as written, how fulfilled should one become? Yes, one could find complacency without the whole. But, why “enslave our consciousness” (and our selves) with imposed limits – instead of opening further doors to infinite awakenings? Does one want to embrace the (supposed) “Big Bang” of scattered nothingness, or a (promised) “Eureka!” of immeasurable awareness?

SPIRIT

Atheists and “true spirituality”: In this area, they will always fall short of beginning to touch upon the (actual) reality of Spirit (holy or otherwise). Why? If one purports to advocate (preach) about truths wherein the author/speaker has walled off acceptable conclusions, as a chosen path, how much moving validity would be forthcoming for the audience? Example: Denigrating and equating Jesus Christ’s teachings with the evils of the 1% modern elites exposes a total lack of learned discovery and literally experienced relativity, as opposed to what becomes known as facts, through tangible revelations, by Christian leaders. Whom would we prefer to listen to and/or follow? One who has (actually) lived corresponding subjects? Or, one who criticizes matters from only having read about them – where believing in any core precepts was never even considered as an opening? The latter leads to further exhortations which share halting blindness. Whereas, the former leads to further growth (which is continual) of overall possibilities (within and without).

TESTAMENT

“If you’re having trouble interpreting a particular Bible verse, it’s because
the correct interpretation is ‘This is an ancient document authored by confused men whose words have no relevance to my own experience.'”

Re: “If you’re having trouble interpreting particular Bible verse[s] [as an atheist], it’s because the [various] interpretation[s]” are, of course, beyond your allowable perceptions of discernable realities. The related “ancient document[s] [were] authored by [clearly inspired and touched] men” who were moved undoubtedly by spiritual callings. Consequently, and of course, again, “[those] words [would] have no [embraceable] relevance [within your current void of holy] experience[s].”

“Because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear,
nor do they understand.”

After many infallible/undeniable miracles: Jesus answered them,
“Do you now believe?


A Final Warning

May 1, 2021

In these times, we should continually remind ourselves of the power of words, alone. Ask questions: What do they serve? Whom do they serve? Where are they leading?

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”

“But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.”

“In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words [or Medium] in which to express it.”

“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”


Messiah: A Modern Example

April 10, 2021

Another absolutely clear example of the present (MSM):
The “Messiah” series writers/producers, etc., precisely managed to make the main focus that of a dedicated CIA officer, not one of the possible or likely Messiah. How far will some (of them) go to manipulate, manufacture, and control? This far:

Messages Imparted:
The entire world is within the business of an altruistic Deep State.
Any Messiah-type will be confronted with jail/torture (sound familiar?).
Performing miracles and moving multitudes with (or as) The Word will be “[re]classified” as (domestic or international) threats/crimes.

And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things: Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.


Infallible Proofs (As Scribed)

April 4, 2021

Believing is (was) not always based on “Blind Faith.”
Many times (as many have experienced throughout history), certain (Godly) occurrences are (were) bestowed as gifts – which are (were) then beyond questions, and are (were) known going forward as Indisputable Facts. Along with the latter/former, there also are (and were) many Infallible Proofs, to coincide.

At that time you will be given what to say, For it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.


A Message In Every Word

April 3, 2021

As I reach up the ladder
There is something ever higher to perceive
Like a fire that is burning
In my heart I know I surely must believe

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To whom He also presented Himself alive . . . by many infallible proofs


Meditations and Psalms (2)

February 28, 2021

I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut up her mouth upon me.

Thou which has shown me great and sore troubles, shall quicken me again, and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

To Be Written 2

I will declare the decree: the Lord has said unto me, You are my Son;
this day have I begotten thee.
Now know I that the Lord saves his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

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Lord God, within your very will, your very desire, your very Spirit, lift me, that I may go forward, that I may fulfill what you wish to be fulfilled –
in certitude, in fortitude, in truth.


Pour Me Out

February 3, 2021

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish …

To Be Written

As Written

December 28, 2020
As Written and Given
A-Writing

Never Surrender: Triumph

November 7, 2020

My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all;
and [nothing] is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

Out in the streets inspiration comes hard
The joker in the deck keeps handin’ me his card
Smilin’ friendly he takes me in
Then breaks my back in a game I can’t win
Jivin, hustlin, what’s it all about?
Everybody always wants the easy way out
Thirty golden pieces for the Judas kiss
What’s a nice boy doin’ in a place like this?

Never Surrender – keep your dreams alive
Never Surrender – hold your head up high

Modern apathetics, you got plenty of nothing to say
Some are born to follow, some will make their own way
Today you found a hero, tomorrow you’ll forget
You’re lookin’ for convenient truth, you haven’t found it yet
You don’t make commitments, no time for regrets
Easy come and easy go and easy to forget
You don’t ever take responsibility
Don’t you know that part of you is part of me

Never Surrender, it’s easier said than done
But you got to finish what’s already begun
Never, that’s forever, seems like such a long time
But I only got one life to live – It’s gonna be mine

Never Surrender – keep your dreams alive
Never Surrender – hold your head up high
Never Surrender – we cannot be denied
Never Surrender – spread your wings and fly

Isaiah 40:31


You Light Up My Life (by God)

September 18, 2020

So many nights
I’d sit by my window
Waiting for someone
To sing me his song
So many dreams
I’ve kept deep inside me
Alone in the dark
But now you’ve come along

And you
Light up my life
You give me hope
To carry on
You light up my days
And fill my nights
With song


Triad: Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)

September 7, 2020

Give me love
Give me love
Give me peace on earth
Give me light
Give me life
Keep me free from birth
Give me hope
Help me cope, with this heavy load
Trying to, touch and reach you with,
heart and soul

OM M M M M M M M M M M M M M
M M M My Lord . . .

PLEASE take hold of my hand,
that I might understand . . .


The Morning After [by God]

May 16, 2020

There’s got to be a morning after
If we can hold on through the night
We have a chance to find the sunshine
Let’s keep on looking for the light

Oh, can’t you see the morning after?
It’s waiting right outside the storm
Why don’t we cross the bridge together
And find a place that’s safe and warm?

It’s not too late, we should be giving
Only with love can we climb
It’s not too late, not while we’re living
Let’s put our hands out in time

There’s got to be a morning after
We’re moving closer to the shore
I know we’ll be there by tomorrow
And we’ll escape the darkness
We won’t be searching anymore

There’s got to be a morning after
(There’s got to be a morning after)
There’s got to be a morning after

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Baby, What a Big Surprise

January 25, 2020

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Smile [: God Responds]

January 7, 2020

Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. Saint Augustine


Rise From the Dead

January 4, 2020

To whom also he shewed himself alive after His passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle.

And their eyes were opened, and they knew him;


Of Psalms: God Is The Light

January 1, 2020

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But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

I will praise thee forever, because thou hast done it: And I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.

For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee,
Fear not; I will help thee.


[The] Daily Bread: Break[s] Every Chain

December 21, 2019

There is power in the name of Jesus
There is power in the name of Jesus
There is power in the name of Jesus
To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain
To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain

There’s an army rising up ( We won’t keep silent)
There’s an army rising up
There’s an army rising up
To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain
To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain

Declare that the chains are broken –
By the power that’s in the name of Jesus
Every chain of bondage …

I hear the chains falling
I hear the chains falling
I hear the chains falling
I hear the chains falling
I hear the chains falling
I hear the chains falling

Break – Chain – Break –
The power of life and death is in your tongue
(We) Command it: “Break” – “Chain” –
“We command you – to break”

The freedom of the Lord is here
To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain


Read[y] to OverFlow

December 14, 2019

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In The Light

December 7, 2019

And if you feel that you can’t go on
And your will’s sinking low
Just believe, and you can’t go wrong
In the light, you will find the road
You will find the road

Hey, did you ever believe that I could leave you
Standing out in the cold
Yeah, baby, I know how it feels cause I have slipped through
To the very depths of my soul
Oh-baby, I just want to show you what a clear view
It is from every bend in the road

Now listen
Oh, whoa-whoa, as I was and really would be for you, too.
As you would for me, I would share your load
Let me share your load
Ooh, let me share, share your load

And if you feel that you can’t go on
In the light, you will find the road

The the winds of change may blow around you
But that will always be so
When love is pain it can devour you, but you are never alone
I will share your load,  I will share your load
Baby, let me, oh, let me

In the light
Everybody needs the light
Ooh, baby.  Everybody, everybody, everybody

Light, light, light, in the light
Light, light, light, in the light
Light, light, light, in the light

Swan Song

Light, light, light, in the light

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You Know My Name

November 23, 2019

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Your Spirit: This Is Why We Sing

November 2, 2019

This is Why We Sing

In the name of Jesus:
I was lost;
I was found –
I was saved.
In the name of Jesus:
I found Love;
I found peace –
As He gave.
In the name of Jesus:
When we find the songs –
Then we sing –
In His Name.

This is why we sing:
For the truth (as given).
This is why we sing.
When we find Your truth;
When we know,
We sing to the Holy –
As we follow.

Peace – as I was saved;
Filled – as He lifted –
I was gifted;
In Your Love, I was reborn.

In the name of Jesus –
I was found;
I was saved;
I am Loved.

I found Love;
I am Loved.

ISAIAH 40:31

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“I’d Do It Again”:
In These Days: “Because I Love You….”


The Miracle; The Testimony

September 7, 2019

So God,
Make me your example
Make me a miracle
I’ll be the miracle

Show us a miracle
I’ll be the one

We are waiting
Anticipating
The miraculous
Show us miraculous

The miracle working power
of our God:
We’ve been waiting
We’ve been waiting on you
The miracle worker

I am not the same
I’ve been changed
In Your Glory

I am the testimony.


The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar

August 17, 2019

Prayed in the ghetto with my face in the cement,
Heard the last moan of a boxer, seen the massacre of the innocent
Felt around for the light switch, became nauseated.
She was walking down the hallway while the walls deteriorated.

East of the Jordan, hard as the Rock of Gibraltar,
I see the burning of the page, Curtain risin’ on a new age,
See the groom still waitin’ at the altar.

Try to be pure at heart, they arrest you for robbery,
Mistake your shyness for aloofness, your silence for snobbery,
Got the message this morning, the one that was sent to me
About the madness of becomin’ what one was never meant to be.

West of the Jordan, east of the Rock of Gibraltar,
I see the burning of the stage,
Curtain risin’ on a new age,
See the groom still waitin’ at the altar.

Don’t know what I can say about Claudette that wouldn’t come back to haunt me,
Finally had to give her up ’bout the time she began to want me.
But I know God has mercy on them who are slandered and humiliated.
I’d a-done anything for that woman if she didn’t make me feel so obligated.

West of the Jordan, west of the Rock of Gibraltar,
I see the burning of the cage,
Curtain risin’ on a new stage,
See the groom still waitin’ at the altar.

Put your hand on my head, baby, do I have a temperature?
I see people who are supposed to know better standin’ around like furniture.
There’s a wall between you and what you want and you got to leap it,
Tonight you got the power to take it, tomorrow you won’t have the power to keep it.

West of the Jordan, east of the Rock of Gibraltar,
I see the burning of the stage, Curtain risin’ on a new age,
See the groom still waitin’ at the altar.

Cities on fire, phones out of order,
They’re killing nuns and soldiers, there’s fighting on the border.
What can I say about Claudette?
Ain’t seen her since January,
She could be respectably married or running a whorehouse in Buenos Aires.

West of the Jordan, west of the Rock of Gibraltar,
I see the burning of the stage,
Curtain risin’ on a new age,
See the groom still waitin’ at the altar.

Woke Waves

What Is Left To Be Trusted?

What we read?
What we hear?
What we see?


Preaching Devils

July 20, 2019

Don’t try and make me listen
To all your superstition
That you been selling for so, so long . . .
It’s killing me cause your’e so far gone
Fly like a flame through the Face of the Sun
Rise with the fire till the battle is won
Blind to what the world says can never be done
Fight until the end
In the name of Love
I see a 100 devils
Preaching another level
Selling the high road to low, low, low . . .
They’re lying to our faces
And nothing ever changes
They’re saying yes, I say no, no, no . . .

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Then said Jesus unto his disciples,

“If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.”

“And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot
be my disciple.”

“Imitate me, as I imitate Christ.”

Greater is He + World

Matthew 16:24-25, Luke 14:27
1 Corinthians 11:1


A Song; A Psalm (1)

July 18, 2019

Spoken: The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Sung: through and above:
Our God is an awesome God

Spoken: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Sung: through and above:
Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from Heaven above

Spoken: Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Sung: through and above:
Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from Heaven above
With wisdom, power and love

Spoken: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Sung: through and above:
Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from Heaven above
With wisdom, power and love
Our God is an awesome God

Word: with varying emphasis.  Song: fades in with red, soft to strong,
to continuing after, and to through/rising above.  Music: fades in, fills/corresponds.  [Pausing after each spoken verse, while the latter/former moves forward.]  All is repeated, once (where the psalm is further emphasized).


The Word: Infallible Dialogues (2)

July 9, 2019

Jesus and Saul (To the Churches)

As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.  He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him,

“Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”
“Who are You, Lord?” Saul asked.
“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”

So he, trembling and astonished, said
“Lord, what do You want me to do?”
“Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

Then Saul arose from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus.  For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.

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“And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance; And saw him saying unto me,”

“Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.”

And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said,

“Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of Me in Jerusalem,
so must thou bear witness also at Rome.”

“But I make known to you, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not according to man.  For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.  For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.”
“But when it pleased God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by His grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood.”  “(Now concerning the things which I write to you, indeed, before God, I do not lie.)”

“For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, And that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve.  After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep.  After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles.  Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.  For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle. . . .”

In Those Times


The Word: Infallible Dialogues (1)

July 1, 2019

God and Job

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Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:
“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?  Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me.  Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?  Tell Me, if you have understanding.”  “Hath the rain a father?  Or who hath begotten the drops of dew?  From whose womb comes the ice?  And the frost of heaven, who gives it birth?”  “Who has put wisdom in the mind?  Or who has given understanding to the heart?”  “Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, and spread its wings toward the south?”  Moreover the Lord answered Job, and said: “Shall the one who contends with the almighty correct Him?  He who rebukes God, let him answer it.”

Then Job answered the Lord and said:
“Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer You?  I lay my hand over my mouth.  Once I have spoken, but I will not answer; yes, twice, but I will proceed no further.”

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:
“Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me: Would you indeed annul My judgment?  Would you condemn Me that you may be justified?  Have you an arm like God?  Or can you thunder with a voice like His?”  “Who then is able to stand against Me?  Who has proceeded Me, that I should pay him?  Everything under heaven is mine.”

The Job answered the Lord and said:
“I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.  You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’  Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which i did not know.”  “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eyes see You.  Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”

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For God, of God, On Father’s Day

June 16, 2019

And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17

“In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.  Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.  Lead us not unto temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.  Amen.”  Matthew 6: 9-13

Alpha + Omega

And He said to me, “It is done!  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.  I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.” Revelation 21:6

“My Father, If It Is Possible”


Fill Me Up – Overflow

June 7, 2019

You provide the fire
I’ll provide the sacrifice
You provide the spirit
And I will open up inside

You provide the fire
I’ll provide the sacrifice
You provide the spirit
And I will open up inside

Fill me up, God
Fill me up, God
Fill me up, God
Fill me up

Fill me up, God
Fill me up, God
Fill me up, God
Fill me up

(We need more of You, yeah)
(I am empty before You, Lord)

We cry up above
We cry up above
We cry out for more
We cry out for more
More of your spirit is what we need
More of your Anointing
More of your Glory

Fill me up, God
Fill me up, God
Fill me up, God
Fill me up

Fill me up
‘Til I overflow
I wanna run over
I wanna run over

Fill me up
‘Til I overflow
I wanna run over
I wanna run over

Fill me up
‘Til I overflow
(I gotta have more of You)
(I gotta have more of You)
Fill me up
‘Till I overflow
I wanna run over
I wanna run over
(Run over with more of You)
Fill me up
I’m gonna run over
I gotta run over
I wanna run over
I wanna run over
‘Til the troubles respond
I gotta run over
‘Til cancer responds
I gotta run over
“Til my family responds
I gotta run over
I wanna run over

Fill me up
‘Til I overflow
I wanna run over
I wanna run over

“Your Spirit”


Trilog[ies]: Hard Rains Fall

April 24, 2019

Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?
I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways
I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests
I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
I’ve been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

Oh, what did you see, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, what did you see, my darling young one?
I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it
I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it
I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin’
I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin’
I saw a white ladder all covered with water
I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children
And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

And what did you hear, my blue-eyed son?
And what did you hear, my darling young one?
I heard the sound of a thunder, it roared out a warnin’
Heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world
Heard one hundred drummers whose hands were a-blazin’
Heard ten thousand whisperin’ and nobody listenin’
Heard one person starve, I heard many people laughin’
Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter
Heard the sound of a clown who cried in the alley
And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

Oh, who did you meet, my blue-eyed son?
Who did you meet, my darling young one?
I met a young child beside a dead pony
I met a white man who walked a black dog
I met a young woman whose body was burning
I met a young girl, she gave me a rainbow
I met one man who was wounded in love
I met another man who was wounded with hatred
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard
It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

Oh, what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, what’ll you do now, my darling young one?
I’m a-goin’ back out ’fore the rain starts a-fallin’
I’ll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest
Where the people are many and their hands are all empty
Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters
Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison
Where the executioner’s face is always well hidden
Where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten
Where black is the color, where none is the number
And I’ll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it
And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it
Then I’ll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin’
But I’ll know my song well before I start singin’
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard
It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

+Trains

Songs and Faith +3

When He Returns


Trilogy: Slow Train Coming

April 20, 2019

Slow Train Coming-+

Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
Can’t help but wonder what’s happenin’ to my companions
Are they lost or are they found
Have they counted the cost it’ll take to bring down
All their earthly principles they’re gonna have to abandon?
There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

I had a woman down in Alabama
She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic
She said, “Boy, without a doubt
Have to quit your mess and straighten out
You could die down here, be just another accident statistic”
There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

All that foreign oil controlling American soil
Look around you, it’s just bound to make you embarrassed
Sheiks walkin’ around like kings
Wearing fancy jewels and nose rings
Deciding America’s future from Amsterdam and to Paris
And there’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

Man’s ego is inflated, his laws are outdated, they don’t apply no more
You can’t rely no more to be standin’ around waitin’
In the home of the brave
Jefferson turnin’ over in his grave
Fools glorifying themselves, trying to manipulate Satan
And there’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

Big-time negotiators, false healers and woman haters
Masters of the bluff and masters of the proposition
But the enemy I see
Wears a cloak of decency
All nonbelievers and men stealers talkin’ in the name of religion
And there’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

People starving and thirsting, grain elevators are bursting
Oh, you know it costs more to store the food than it do to give it
They say lose your inhibitions
Follow your own ambitions
They talk about a life of brotherly love (show me someone who knows how to live it)
There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

Well, my baby went to Illinois with some bad-talkin’ boy she could destroy
A real suicide case, but there was nothin’ I could do to stop it
I don’t care about economy
I don’t care about astronomy
But it sure do bother me to see my loved ones turning into puppets
There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

40 Years Ago, Bob Dylan’s Trilogy Began

Are You Ready?
Of Love
Saved


My Father, If It Is Possible

April 18, 2019

The Last Supper +That they all may be one;

Down to the Last +3+++Greater love hath no man than this . . .

This Cup ++
And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying,
“My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”


Revelation[s]: The Blind Will See

April 14, 2019

The Angel of Revelation

Now when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.”

Hand of God

Then the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again and said, “Go, take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the earth.”

A New City +

And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.”