Month: December 2014

“Mist,” Lyrics Composed from the Book of James

1

Come now, you who say, today or tomorrow

“We’ll go into ‘such and such’ place and live┬áthere”

“Spend a year, trade a bit, make lots of money”

Boasting of life, with no second to spare.

 

Refrain

What is your life, oh what is your life

Little do you know where you will go.

What is your life, of what is your life

Little do you know about tomorrow.

 

Chorus

For you are a mist that appears for a little time

And then vanishes.

You are a mist that appears for a little time

And then vanishes.

 

2

What causes wars and what causes fightings

It’s our desires for what we can’t have

But asking is all that’s required for God’s tidings

Draw near to him and he’ll never flee you.

 

3

Come now, you rich and poor, howl for your misery

The pleasures of earth have you caught in a spin

“Whoever knows what’s right, but denies me,”

Christ says “can’t be free…can never win.”

 

4

Come now, you poor and rich, shout for your victory

The pleasures of life, beyond life, now begin

“Whoever knows what’s right, and’s beside me,”

Christ says “is now free…has no choice but to win.”

 

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