"God Fearing Man" as written by and Ben Harper....
Listen mister brother sister
family and friend
I fear with each day pass
our time grows closer to the end

listen stranger passer by
and those I never knew
there's not one day that you are living
has been promised to you

I am a God fearing man
I'm a God fearing man
I reach out for my God's hand
I'm a God fearing man

listen mother sister brother
relatives and kin
you want to know just where you're going
you got to know where you've been

tell me what gives one the right
to say their God is better than anybody else
don't we all have a right
to find God for our self

I am a God fearing man
I'm a God fearing man
I reach up for my God's hand
I'm a God fearing man

when I rise with the morning sun
I give thanks to my God
for the gift of another one

and when my day is over
and complete
I reach to my God
to put me back on my feet

I am a God fearing man
I'm a God fearing man
I reach up for my God's hand
I'm a God fearing man


Lyrics submitted by dragonflower44

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    General Commentthis is SUCH a good song. I just go numb whenever I hear it.

    It could possibly be my favorite Ben Harper song...
    BeautifulDisasteron October 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgood song with great slide guitar
    glassjaw987on June 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love the concept of finding our own "god". i am glad people are finding easier ways to become spiritual
    akin5150on May 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe spirituality shouldn't be "easy", akin.
    Song of Songson June 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAMAZING SONG.

    What i also find compelling is that there isn't a hint of fear to be found in this song. Quite the oppositer relly a more secure fellow, you'd be hard pressed to find. But maybe thats just it. he fears none other than god.
    (I feel compelled to mention that I'm very agnostic and in fact feel that the spirituality of the song is more about sens eof self than supreme beings)
    eddiebon May 27, 2010   Link

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