"Power Of The Gospel" as written by and Ben Harper....
It will make a weak man mighty
It will make a mighty man fall
It will fill your heart and hands
Or leave you with nothing at all
It's the eyes for the blind
And legs for the lame
It is love for hate
And pride for shame

That's the power of the gospel
That's the power of the gospel
That's the power of the mighty power
That's the power of the gospel

Gospel on the water
Gospel on the land
The gospel in every woman
The gospel in every man
Gospel in the garden
Gospel in the trees
The gospel that's inside of you
The gospel inside of me

That's the power of the gospel
That's the power of the gospel
That's the power of the mighty power
That's the power of the gospel

In the hour of richness
In the hour of need
For all of creation
Comes from the gospel seed
Now you may leave tomorrow
And you may leave today
But you've got to have the gospel
When you start out on your way

That's the power of the gospel
That's the power of the gospel
That's the power of the mighty power
That's the power of the gospel


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"Power of the Gospel" as written by Ben C Harper

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    General Commentif you like the studio version, you should check out the 'live from mars' version. it's really really awesome. i learned this song on guitar and people always stop and are like "wow, what is that?"
    timjberkleyon March 31, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think this is such a powerful song. the string instruments go well with the tone of the entire song and they add a little more emotion to the song in my opinion
    ben harper is dead nasty.......good shit
    Gh_osTon September 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentif you like the studio version, you should check out the 'live from mars' version. it's really really awesome. i learned this song on guitar and people always stop and are like "wow, what is that?"
    timjberkleyon March 31, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti'm not too crazy about the lyrics in the song...but that intro is amazing.
    glassjaw987on June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'm not much into gospel thing, but I do with gospel music(weird thing that happens to me)
    I just don't like priests, most of who we have here are all damn hypocrites..just like I do.
    But this song is really amazing! Specially the intro.
    bear_hug20on April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm not much into gospel thing, but I do with gospel music(weird thing that happens to me)
    I just don't like priests, most of who we have here are all damn hypocrites..just like I do.
    But this song is really amazing! Specially the intro.
    bear_hug20on April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCool song, but I don't agree with the lyrics, way too simplistic to be taken seriously. In his book "The subjection of women" John Stuart Mill sums up the "power of the gospel" in a much more realistic way;

    "It could make thousands, in the prime of life and the height of worldly advantages, shut themselves up in convents to work out their salvation by poverty, fasting, and prayer.

    It could send hundreds of thousands across land and sea, Europe and Asia, to give their lives for the deliverance of the Holy Sepulchre.

    It could make kings relinquish wives who were the object of their passionate attachment, because the Church declared that they were within the seventh (by our calculation the fourteenth) degree of relationship. All this it did; but it could not make men fight less with one another, nor tyrannize less cruelly over the serfs, and when they were able, over burgesses."


    betts1234on October 26, 2010   Link

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