“There Is a Man”–A Song by Ben Lange

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There is a Man

Lyrics by Ben Lange

 

Back in the day

I thought my best friend had turned His face away

I thought He’d up and left from the things He didn’t say

Back in the day

My mind was 99 sure I was on my own

My heart was heavy like a builder’s cornerstone

Shot for trespass, dead in silence

Not knowing that my floor would shake for Him

 

There is a Man

On the other side of these pages

There is a Man

Who from the dead He raises

His ways are higher

 

Back in the day

We thought the son of man would come in a high and lofty way

We thought the Son of God would be free of all decay

Back in the day our minds imagined we’d be led with a great shout

Our hearts were hoping for a King to come and kick the Romans out

Not a Carpenter born for death

What good can come from out of Nazareth?

 

There is a Man

On the other side of these pages

There is a Man

Who from the dead He raises

His ways are higher

 

 

On that Friday, they put him on a cross and it caught us all off guard

The night before, we drew the sword in warning of alarms

On that Sunday, the girls they came with word that the hell hole was emptied

A hole in hand and hand in side is the proof that I need

Confused about sorrow and doubt

I hoped my worldly wisdom would be wrong

 

There is a Man

On the other side of these pages

There is a Man

Who from the dead He raises

His ways are higher

 

And on that day

He’s gonna come to free His sons and daughters that His blood has bought

We’re gonna gasp in awe and tremble at the glory that He’s brought

And on that day

There ain’t a soul who knows exactly how it’s gonna go

We won’t be justified any way to say I told you so

And for today

Fill my life with passion for your service till He comes

 

There is a Man

On the other side of these pages

There is a Man

Who from the dead He raises

His ways are higher