The Pool of Blood on the Ground (Bonus Track)

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We were born already bitten
By the tempter we were smitten
Got the curse of Adam written on our bones
We are creatures dead and graceless
With desires low and faceless
And a longing to be crushed beneath the stones
He has watched us all undressing
First debauching, then confessing
Weeds and thistles woven softly through our hair
Still He bids us come and follow
From our chamber dark and hollow
And our lips cannot contain this troubled prayer

Oh let’s go down far, as far as we can
Let’s go down far, as far as we can
Let’s go down far, as far as we can
To the pool of blood on the ground

There’s a lovely contradiction
At the moment of conviction
When the dead awake and dance upon their graves
Every sin becomes a chorus
To the Lamb who suffers for us
A reminder that we are no longer slaves
Let the paradigm be shifted
As the Son of man is lifted
And the sacred wine comes pouring from His side
Let these thistles turn to roses
As the Son of man proposes
Giving all creation’s beauty to the bride

So let’s wash our face, our hands and our feet
Let’s wash our face, our hands and our feet
Let’s wash our face, our hands and our feet
In the pool of blood on the ground

I am quite sure He is coming
I can hear the seraphs drumming
And the blast of Gabriel’s trumpet is at hand
All the earth begins to rumble
As the sky begins to tumble
And the stars descend to form a wedding band
Every tattered garment mended
Every battered heart defended
By His mighty arms extended through the clear
So we stagger into glory
And this great eternal story
As we witness the perfection of our fear
Now the lovers are all broken
By the Word not lightly spoken
And the movers are all shaken
By the path not lightly taken
For His promise comes in thunder
Through the curtain torn asunder
That the hour of our deliverance is here

So let’s move on up, up to the white throne
Let’s move on up, up to the white throne
Let’s move on up, up to the white throne
From the pool of blood on the ground

Oh let’s wash our face, our hands and our feet
Let’s wash our face, our hands and our feet
Let’s wash our face, our hands and our feet
In the pool of blood on the ground

Oh let’s go down far, as far as we can
Let’s go down far, as far as we can
Let’s go down far, as far as we can
To the pool of blood on the ground

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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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