lighting struck, Your presence woke us up,
You said, "follow into the night"
rain quit, moon lit vast plains ahead
and in this vision we know ourselves small
sun rose on the stones, many shades of light,
the wind was now our guide it led us to the height
at the edge of the cliff all idle chatter quit,
now with our lives at risk we finally exist
You gave freely, met our needs, cut our hands from
things and from our veins flowed life giving streams
onward along the ridge together, breaking bread and glad
with all we saw, we were in awe

ghost town sheriff put us behind the wall, he don't like
the look of folks in awe
phantom preacher said, "you outlaws confess",
and we said "yes, we are in awe!"
said they'd feed us to the birds, we heard the crows caw
but you can't capture wind and you can't control awe

We were in awe
(Glad with all we saw, we were in awe)
Angel made a jail break said go
and walk this land & be in awe.
You must obey God
rather than man if you're in awe.
Angel made a jail break said go & walk this land & be in awe.
You must obey God rather than man if you're in awe.


Lyrics submitted by Black_Cat_Scorned

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    General Commenti'm so glad the lyrics got put up for this. this was one of my first favorites, and still holds a place in my heart... i just wasn't quite sure what all the lyrics are. now the song means even more. =]
    harloton December 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI know the psalters website says:
    "but you can't capture wind and you can't control awe"
    but the recording says something different, artists do that every once in a while, you know?
    i think it's:
    "the wind slips through the fingers you can't control" or something like that

    this is a paraphrase of acts 5:17-32. you should read it. it makes all the lyrics in this song very clear.
    kiplingscaton April 21, 2009   Link

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