covenant woman lyrics – bob dylan

covenant woman
got a contract with the lord
way up yonder, great will be her reward

covenant woman
shining like a morning star
i know i can trust you to stay the way you are

yes, and i just got to tell you
that i do intend
to stay closer than any friend

yes, and i just got to thank you once again
for making your prayers known
unto heaven for me

and to you always so grateful
i will forever be

i’ve been broken, shattered like an empty cup
i’m just waiting on the lord to rebuild and fill me up

and i know that he will do it ’cause he’s faithful and he’s true
he must have loved me so much to send me someone as fine as you

yes, and i just got to tell you
i do intend
to stay closer, closer than any friend

yes, and i just got to thank you once again
for making your prayers known
unto heaven for me

and to you always so grateful
i will forever be

covenant woman, intimate little girl
who knows those most secret things of me
that are hidden from the world

you know that we are strangers in a land we’re p*ssing through
i’ll always be right by your side, i’ve got a covenant too

yes, and i just got to tell you
that i do intend
to stay closer than any friend

yes, and i just got to thank you once again
for making your prayers known
unto heaven for me

and to you always so grateful
i will forever be

/ bob dylan lyrics