The hope of the whole world rests on the shoulders of a homeless man

15Jul04

Oh, You did not have a home

There were places You visited frequently

You took off Your shoes and scratched Your feet

‘Cause you knew that the whole world belongs to the meek

But You did not have a home

No, You did not have a home

And You did not take a wife

There were pretty maids all in a row

Who lined up to touch the hem of Your robe

But You had no place to take them, so

You did not take a wife

No, You did not take a wife

Birds have nests, foxes have dens

But the hope of the whole world rests

On the shoulders of a homeless man


You had the shoulders of a homeless man

No, You did not have a home

Well you had no stones to throw

You came without an ax to grind

You did not tow the party line

No wonder sight came to the blind


You had no stones to throw

You had no stones to throw

And You rode and ass’ foal

They spread their coats and cut down palms

For You and Your donkey to walk upon

But the world won’t find what it thinks it wants

On the back of an ass’ foal

So I guess You had to get sold

‘Cause the world can’t stand what it can’t own

And it can’t own You

‘Cause You did not have a home


Birds have nests, foxes have dens

But the hope of the whole world rests

On the shoulders of a homeless man

You had the shoulders of a homeless man

No, You did not have a

Birds have nests, foxes have dens

But the hope of the whole world rests

On the shoulders of a homeless man

You had the shoulders of a homeless man

And the world can’t stand what it can’t own

And it can’t own You

‘Cause You did not have a home

>Rich Mullins: You Did Not Have A Home

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