"Martyrs and Thieves" as written by and Jennifer Lynn Knapp....
There's a place in the darkness I use to cling to.
That presses harsh hope against time.
In the absence of martyrs there's a presence of thieves.
who only want to rob you blind.

They steal away any sense of peace tho I'm a king.
I'm a king on my knees. And I know they are wrong when they say
I am strong. As the darkness covers me.
So I turn on the light and reveal all the glory I am not afraid.
To bear all my weakness, knowing in meekness, I have a kingdom to gain.

Where there is peace and Love in the Light in the Light, I am not afraid.
To let your light shine bright in my life In my life.
There are ghosts from my past who have owned more of my soul.
Than I thought I had given away. They linger in closets and under my bed.

And in pictures less proudly dis-played. A great fool in my Life I have been.
Have squandered til pallid and thin. Hung my head in shame and refused to take blame.
From darkness I know I've let win. Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

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"Martyrs and Thieves" as written by Jennifer Lynn Knapp

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    General CommentI fall asleep, some dark nights, with these words singing in my mind. The past is not beautiful and my own darkness often beats me to my knees. When I'm there, staring into the haunted halls of my heart in despair, then comes the question all over again: "Could it be, that my worth should defend by the crimson-stained grace on a hand?"

    And though it takes awhile sometimes, to hear the answer, it always comes and it never changes:

    pyrohearton March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"and I know they are wrong when they say I am strong as the darkness covers me." - On the outside, it appears that I have everything together. But I've suffered from depression (depression) for most of my adult life. So every time someone tells me they don't know how I can handle everything, I think of this lyric. I feel weakened by depression/darkness.
    somewhatbohemianon July 19, 2008   Link

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