I am a thief, I am a murderer
Walking up this lonely hill
What have I done? No, I don't remember
No one knows just how I feel
And I know that my time is coming soon

It's been so long, oh, such a long time
Since lived with peace and rest
Now I am here, my destination
I guess things work for the best
And I know that my time is coming soon

Who is this man? This man beside me
They call the King of the Jews
They don't believe that He's the Messiah
But somehow, I know that it's true

They laugh at Him in mockery
And they beat Him 'til He bleeds
And they nail Him to the rugged cross
They raise Him, yeah, they raise Him up next to me

My time has come and I'm slowly fading
I deserve what I receive
Jesus when You are in Your kingdom
Could You please, please remember me?

And He looks at me still holding on
The tears fall from His eyes
And He says I tell the truth
Today, you will be with Me in paradise
And I know that my time, yes my time is coming soon
And I know that my time, yes my time, is coming soon
And I know Paradise, Paradise is coming soon

Lyrics submitted by jarsonic

Thief Lyrics as written by David Carr Bradley B. C. Avery

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol CMG Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    This song means a lot to me because I can sort of look at it as being aligorical to everyday Christian lifestyle even though it's from the point of veiw of the guy dying next to Jesus on a cross. I think that we're all thief's and murderers if we don't accept Jesus Christ, or we might as well be since sin is sin. We can't remember all the bad things we've done and it's been a really really hard life. Then somebody tells us about the power of Jesus and while the world tells us "no worship money, worship power, worship sex" or what have you, we choose him and even though we've commited some great sin he still forgives us due to his undying love. Praise Him!

    Voltageon June 04, 2002   Link
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    I agree, Voltage. :nod:

    Kiwiddon June 21, 2002   Link
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    how'd you do that lol

    NFGPunkron June 21, 2002   Link
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    it's so hard to chose a favorite song by third day .. they're all so beautiful and meaningful ... their faith in God is so uplifting.. :]

    OneGirlArmy07on August 20, 2002   Link
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    Yeah, it's totally aligorical. I think I am gonna use this song and turn it into a drama for youth...

    clumsiest1on April 07, 2003   Link
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    This has to be one of the most amazing songs ever written... plain and simple. "He looks at me, still holding on, and a tear falls from his eyes. He says 'I tell the truth. Today you will live with me in paradise'." Amazing.

    OneBornOfLighton September 02, 2008   Link
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    This is the best song ever written...well, I said it once again. The story of the thief crucified next to my Lord Jesus, about his knowledge of Lord's significance for entire human race and his perception of the Lord Jesus as Christ (Messiah). The song also talks about all of us sinners and manner of redemption through accepting Christ as our own Lord and Savior. If you listen well, you also may notice that it talks about our stupidity as the reason of Christ's crucifixion.

    rebelcaon March 10, 2013   Link

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