"Picture Of Jesus" as written by and Ben Harper....
It hangs above my altar
Like they hung him from a cross
I keep one in my wallet
For the times I feel lost
I feel lost
In a wooden frame with splinters
Where my family kneels to pray
And if you listen close
You'll hear the words he used to say

I've got a picture of Jesus
In his arms so many prayers rest
We've got a picture of Jesus
And with him we shall be forever blessed
Forever blessed
Forever blessed

Now it has been spoken
He would come again
But would we recognize
This king among men
There was a man in our time
His words shine bright like the sun
He tried to lift the masses
And was crucified by gun

He was a picture of Jesus
With him so many prayers rest
He is a picture of Jesus
In his arms so many prayers
So many prayers
So many prayers rest
With him we shall be forever blessed
Forever blessed
Forever blessed

Some days have no beginning
And some days have no end
Some roads are straight and narrow
And some roads only bend
So let us say a prayer
For every living thing
Walking towards a light
From the cross of a king

We long to be a picture of Jesus
Of Jesus
In his arms - In his arms so many prayers rest
I long to be a picture of Jesus
With him we shall be forever blessed
With him we shall
With him we shall be forever blessed
Oh I long
I've got a picture of Jesus
Mmhh


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"Picture of Jesus" as written by Ben C Harper

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    General Commentits about living the christian life - tryign to become more like jesus. overall it kinda explains itself but i think the man he sings about in the 2nd verse in martin luther king. ie " this king amoung men" -martin luther KING.
    "his words shine bright like the sun, he tried to lift the masess but was crucified by gun" kinda sums up what his life.
    toxic rainbowon October 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthere are parts of this song that could mean any number of things but the 3rd paragraph talks about the rapture and the second coming of Jesus and if we would recognize him, for an example, i think he was talking about Mahatma Ghandi who tried to "raise the masses" when he gathered poor farmers and peasants and revolted against taxation in non-violent ways, the key to my thinking on this is that Ghandi was shot. (crucified by gun), but then again, so were other great people like martin luther king, and i think Ben was kind of saying if Jesus did come, would people try to kill him like they did Ghandi and Martin Luther King? would we recognize him?
    eazyzakon July 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentunfortunately that second verse can be a reference to all too many people. the ladysmith black mambazo is beautiful on this track
    partyfranciscoon August 03, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song is 6 minutes too long
    lurpinoon February 26, 2009   Link

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