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playYesterday I Saw Jesus

from J-Walking:  Songs For Justice Walkers


"Yesterday I Saw Jesus"

Yesterday I saw Jesus
And he was living in San Salvador
I saw the one who frees us
And he was homeless and landless and poor
I almost did not recognize him
You'd never know he was King of Kings
His wife and his children beside him
And he was begging for bread of all things

Yesterday I saw Jesus
And he was living in a shanty town
I saw the one who frees us
And in the streets they were shooting him down
The government sent in the soldiers
Declared a state of emergency
They ripped through the town with their dozers
And the press was forbidden to speak

(Chorus)
When did we take you in Lord?
When did we give you a drink?
When did we see you naked?
When did we watch you bleed?
When did we see you in prison?
When did we give you something to eat?
Well whatever you did to the least of these
You did it unto me

Yesterday I saw Jesus
And she had nowhere she could lay her head
I saw the one who frees us
And she had fallen through the safety net
The father of her children had left her
The monthly check she received was too thin
She knocked on the door of the shelter
But there was no room left in the inn

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
Yesterday I saw Jesus Christ
Child of war running for his life
God of Love give us hands to reach
Out to Jesus Christ the refugee

Credits:

Music & Lyrics By Bryan Sirchio

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updated: 9 years ago

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