Glory, Hallelujah

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We were standing in a circle
Drinking deeply from the cup
We were calling to the chariot
“Swing low and sweep us up!”
We put ashes on our foreheads
Then we held our hands up high
And our hearts were quiet drums of jubilation
For together we had formed a holy nation
We received a great commission
From the Master of the sky
And we went on singing glory, hallelujah
Everyone was singing glory, hallelujah

Then we came down from the mesa
And the daily work began
We put yokes upon on shoulders
While we tilled the desert sand
And even though the Master told us
That the rain was coming soon
Still we doubted, and we grumbled, and we groaned
And decided we were better left alone
So we ran into the wasteland
Howling curses at the moon
And the rare but empty glory, hallelujah
Yeah we still would holler glory, hallelujah

We were marching in a circle
Sinking deep into ourselves
We had left our drums behind
To gather rust upon their shelves
And our eyes were milky white
We couldn’t see a blessed thing
We were leading one another through the madness
Nearly crippled by the burden of our sadness
Every voice had fallen silent
Too resentful now to sing
We had given up on glory, hallelujah
Never more to utter glory, hallelujah

Every temple stood abandoned
As the shadows pointed east
And they offered sanctuary
To the savage bird and beast
The rain became as gentle tears
And the smell of dust was strong
When the Firstborn of creation drew a breath
He looked around, and all He saw was death…
From the silence rose a laugh
Then a shout, then a song
From the silence rose a laugh
Then a shout, then a song
From the silence rose a laugh
Then a shout, then a song
Of a long-forgotten glory, hallelujah
All the earth rang out with glory, hallelujah
And the air was filled with glory, hallelujah
Every stone was singing glory, hallelujah

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from This Pilgrim Way, released October 15, 2012

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A Horse & His Boy Nashville, Tennessee

A Horse & His Boy sprang from the mind of Seth Harper (with some help from a few scrappy Narnians). In 2010 he released TRILOGY, an adventure story in miniature, to the acclaim of about half a dozen people. He nearly doubled his following in 2012 with his first full-length album, THIS PILGRIM WAY, a record that reached across time and space to examine the survival of the human heart. ... more

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