Jesus' mother,

she knelt and prayed

but the child that she loved

could not be saved.

Is it hard for thee?

It is hard for me.

Atoms we are,

in a fathomless sea.

 

Hot tears falling,

I kneel behind the barn;

tears for my father,

ten years gone.

It's a crazy ride.

See the mountain slide

to the ocean's shore

and the ocean's tide.

 

I wait in the shadow

of Jericho's wall.

I keen my ear

for the trumpet's call.

In the heat of day,

I embrace it all

but it's you that I seek

at twilight's fall.

 

Such a crazy ride.

Ah, be by my side.

The moment revealed

as the shining bride.

My heart, it pounds

as the trumpet sounds.

My faith is sealed.

It is iron-bound.

 

Here I stand

on the shifting sand.

I'm looking across

to the promised land.

The Jordan River

is deep and wide.

Who will I be

on the other side?

 

Such a crazy ride-

Ah, be by my side

as the mountains slide

to the great divide.

It's heaven on earth.

It's a world of pain.

Jesus is coming

on the midnight train.

 

And Jesus' mother,

she knelt and prayed

but the child that she loved

could not be saved.

Is it hard for thee?

It is hard for me.

Atoms we are

in a fathomless sea.

 

Hot tears falling,

I kneel behind the barn;

tears for my father,

ten years gone.

It's heaven on earth.

It's a world of pain.

Jesus is coming

on the midnight train.

Jesus is coming

on the midnight train.

 

© 2011 Echotongue Music

 

Midnight Train

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