sweet jesus lyrics – gary chapman

songs 4 life: renew your heart

there is a river runnin’ through this town
it carries the water
there isn’t any way to slow it down
or make it stop
i was a baby when the big bridge fell
so i don’t remember
but i have listened to the stories well
and so i know they were falling to the surface
they were calling to their god
and their cry was
sweet jesus, please won’t you catch us – save us
sweet jesus, please won’t you hear us crying

fishing for luck beneath the bridge that day
a man in his eighties
he saw it happen and began to pray
as he dove in
he found a mother and her baby boy
they both wouldn’t make it
the mama handed him her only joy
he took the child ‘ then he was swimming
like he was twenty
he made sh*r*line then he died
and his thoughts were

sweet jesus, please won’t you catch us – save us
sweet jesus, please won’t you hear us crying
he was crying

i miss my mother and the brave old man
though i never knew them
they are the soul inside the man i am
i bare their dreams
and i am walking in their footsteps
i am talking to their god
and my cry is

sweet jesus, please won’t you catch us – save us
sweet jesus, please won’t you hear us
sweet jesus, please won’t you catch us – save us
sweet jesus, please won’t you hear us crying
we’re all crying

there is a river runnin’ through this town
it carries the water
there isn’t any way to slow it down
or make it stop

/ gary chapman lyrics