Sweet river roll over me

Let my body find peace and let my mind be free

Oh my soul sings to Thee



The wild man he just killed my religion

He cut it to the bone like a needed incision

The cancerous growth of formulaic precision

That blocks the life-blood in rebellious collision

Cold constructs robbing faith from decision

But where’s your rubric now for the man that was risen

He is my vision, He is my vision, be Thou my vision

When the tables are turned, and I lost money earned, and temples are burned

By His scars we will learn about truth

In the depths of our souls that are marred by the tooth of a beast

Underneath so many deceased,

Sold out suckers traded life to be yeast,

Just to get a piece or a status increase

Find grace and have peace when you eat the Lord's feast

And you eat, of His flesh, and His blood

It’s coming quick and strong as the mightiest flood

And yet my mind still gets stuck in the mud

Bottom feeding on the trash like a catfish,

Brats wish on all of that which Is established

To sit ill in hearts and in our souls, sweet river roll



Sweet river roll over me

Let my body find peace and let my mind be free

Oh my soul sings to Thee



It’s like the water in the valley, submerged totally

Yet all the children rally around the safety of their shallow belief

Let’s swim against the current out and into the deep

But first I pray the Lord for my soul to keep

That price paid was not cheap as I stand knee deep in His blood

We’re knee deep in his blood

See, I choose to refuse to substitute the regulated rhetoric of someone else's rehearsed ideals

In place of a real living commitment, Hell no

We put the rock in the water and it made cement

We put the water with the wheat and then we made it ferment

Shine light through the rain and a spectrum represent

We’re pumping water through the veins and the brain's content

Went down to the river following providence

Old man under water gonna die when he repents

Old man under water gonna die when he repents

But there’s a new man coming up with the wings to ascend

The Son of Man walks on water because He's heaven sent

I got these tears in my eyes as I cry with the joy and lament



Sweet river roll over me

Let my body find peace and let my mind be free

Oh my soul sings to Thee




Lyrics submitted by ptbenton, edited by hblack

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