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Lyr Add: Songs by Bob Franke

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BEGGING SONG
FOR REAL
HARD LOVE
I'M A MAINFRAME
THANKSGIVING EVE
THE GREAT STORM IS OVER


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Joe Offer 09 May 21 - 07:50 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Songs by Bob Franke
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 May 21 - 07:50 PM

ROLL AWAY THE WATERS
(Bob Franke)

Out of the houses of bondage . . . mothers’ screams echoed in the night . . .
But you led us from that country in a pure and holy flight.
Bloody doorways, a mighty hand contending with angels of doom,
And a voice that said “Go quickly from each and every room.”

Roll away the waters . . . Roll away the waters . . .
Roll away the waters once again.

What we took was what we carried . . . what we dropped was left behind
For scavengers of sacrifice to find.
Second-born armies at our heels, screaming in pain for our blood,
And a march of men and horses to drive us to the flood . . .

Roll away the waters . . . Roll away the waters . . .
Roll away the waters once again.

Lord, let us be your people. Forgive the ones who stayed.
Let us journey, false and faithful, to the land that you have made.
For there’s always one more army, too deep in pain to love, or think,
And there’s always one more reason to drive us to the brink.

Roll away the waters . . . Roll away the waters . . .
Roll away the waters once again.


from Meditations on the Passion by Bob Franke
Also on Brief Histories
source: http://www.standrewsmhd.org/rollawaythewaters.pdf

lyrics verified with Brief Histories recording.

Reminds me of the Exodus. I'm sure it will bring other images to other people.


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