Well, once upon a wilderness in Canaan’s promise land
God revealed to Abraham the judgement He had planned
For the wicked fallen people there who lived down in the vale
He was gonna rain the citywide with brimstone and hail

Now looking over Sodom with a clear unhindered view
Abraham stepped forward to ask God a thing or two
Pointing out the chance that there might be an upright man
Living there in Sodom, dear old Abraham began

Would You give them one more chance Father please
For I know they’ve sinned against Your just decrees
But if there’s 50 righteous men will You stop and think again
Would You spare that city down below, down below
Would You spare that wicked city down below

Well, the mighty Lord agreed to this and said He’d stay His hand
If the said amount of righteous men were living in the land
So encouraged by this guarantee and vow of mercy kind
Abraham went further still before He changed His mind

Chorus (..if there’s 40 righteous men)

This request was granted surely, Mighty God had spoken true
He’d forgive them all the folly if they found the holy few
But Abraham protested there might be a couple less
God please don’t be angry if I make another guess

Chorus (..if there’s 30, 20, 10)

Well, nowadays it seems like we can do just as we please
And no one’s gonna stop us now or force us to our knees
It seems like we’ve forgotten that the God of Canaan’s land
Is still the Judge of Heaven holding mercy in His hand

So would you give us one more chance Father please
For I know we’ve sinned against Your just decrees
But if You save these broken men we’ll rise up to walk again
Would You save this city down below, down below
Would You save this wicked city down below

Lyrics submitted by njkilic

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