good quote

" In my opinion, the great single need of the moment is that light-hearted superficial religionists be struck down with a vision of God high and lifted up, with His train filling the temple. The holy art of worship seems to have passed away like the Shekinah glory from the tabernacle. As a result, we are left to our own devices and forced to make up the lack of spontaneous worship by ...bringing in countless cheap and tawdry activities to hold the attention of the church people." ~ A.W. Tozer

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A New Favorite Folk Song: Black and White by: Cherry Holmes

This song has become one of my favorites and I wanted to share the lyrics because i think it has an awesome message in it. Enjoy!

Black and White

Oh, let me tell my story friend
That you might learn to stay away from sin
I took a life not mine to take
Imprisoned for this haunting dread mistake


My heart was harder than my soul
They sentenced me to life without parole
Where no one cares, we’re all the same
And I must wear this number for my name 

Chorus :
 Now life to me is black and white
I’ll wear these stripes until the day I die
But this ball and chain around my leg
 Won’t drag me down, won’t drag me down
When I am dead

 My mother prayed so hard for me
She did her time down on bended knees
But I was young and I had no fear
Her pleading voice still echoes in my ear

 Don’t let the beauty blind your eyes
This world is filled with discolored lies
For greener fields don’t sell your soul
You’ll think you’re rich with a pocket of fool’s gold

Chorus

 I’d rather be in this dark cell
Than to be free and die and go to hell
God bless the day of my new birth
I don’t have to pay the price that I deserve 

Chorus

Ending:
And when I’m dead and take my flight
I’ll leave behind this world of black and white

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