It was a dark day from the start
I walked down the winding street
Little knew I where I was headed
All I know, I needed a change.
It was a long and painful journey
Weary and worn and weak I was
Thirsting and hungering from my long long search
For peace and joy and who knows what.
It was a great encounter
A man I once heard could help my lot
Though I thought him cruel and crooked
Like many a man I’ve met in my life.
They say He is a lowly Carpenter
But I find Him too gentle of touch to be
They say He came from little Nazareth
But I think Him too great there to belong
For all I know, He wiped my tears away
And washed me clean of all my slime
He made me think I ought to live
To make His mercies known to all