Thursday, November 19, 2015

AN OLD STONE THE LORD ROLLED AWAY

Mark Bishop

One night I dreamed that I had crossed over
Wading through Jordan’s cold waters, I saw
a shore up ahead where my loved ones were waiting
Words can’t express the pure joy of it all

We walked on the shore toward the gates of that city
Each one who entered laid something aside
I saw them lay down what they no longer needed
They were casting off relics from life’s other side

There laid the chains where Paul was imprisoned
There fell the tears from the eyes of the blind
There were the crutches from the man who left walking
And the bucket of water at the well left behind
And I saw an old cross with blood-stains upon it
It’s been gathering dust since that day
Oh and I saw the sins that I left at the altar
By an old stone the Lord rolled away

Oh there in that city, I saw no one crying
No sign of heart-ache, no tears in their eyes
There were no hearts full of worry in heaven
I looked, but I saw not a cloud in the sky

And when I woke up from that vision of heaven,
There was a peace that came over my soul
Someday I’ll return to the gates of that city
And what I’ll see outside, I already know

There laid the chains where Paul was imprisoned
There fell the tears from the eyes of the blind
There were the crutches from the man who left walking
And the bucket of water at the well left behind
And I saw an old cross with blood-stains upon it
It’s been gathering dust since that day
Oh and I saw the sins that I left at the altar
By an old stone the Lord rolled away

Yeah, I saw the sins that I left at the altar
By an old stone the Lord rolled away
The Lord rolled away



Purchase the song here: An Old Stone The Lord Rolled Away
Purchase the album here: I Can Rejoice
Purchase the soundtrack here:  I Can Rejoice Complete Album Accompaniment
Purchase the sheet music here:  Songs That Reach the World, Volume 2

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