a ray of hope lyrics – desmond child

blessed are the mercyful for they shall obtain mercy
and blessed are the meek for they shall possess the earth

i am a man or sometimes i’m a child
i’m caught up struggle it has me running wild
the angel on my shoulder and devil at my sleeve
and the apple of temptation held it from of me

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and i will try everyday to be a better man
and send a wave of love to everyone i can
and i believe that there’s a ray of hope
a light that’s shining down from heaven

say a prayer for the unfortunate man
who knows of no salvation and greed is this religion
say a prayer for the man
who do not practice what they preach
the children and the innocent
mislead by what they teach

as i walk down these city street
i see a side of life and greed is his religion
but i know that we’ve all part of the plan
saints and sinners all of us
walking hand in hand

so we must try everyday to be a better men
and send a wave of love to everyone we can
’cause i believe that there’s a ray of hope
a light that’s shining down from heaven

/ desmond child lyrics