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04. Rest (The Song of the Innkeeper)

Christmas Stories: Repeat The Sounding Joy
by Jason Gray



 

I found them standing in my door
In the clumsy silence of the poor
I've got no time for precious things
But at least they won't be wandering
If they're sleeping on my stable floor

There were no rooms to rent tonight
The only empty bed is mine
ĎCause Iím overbooked and overrun
With so many things that must be done
Until Iím numb and running blind

I need rest, I need rest
Lost inside a forest of a million trees
Trying to find my way back to me
I need rest

As a boy I heard the old men sing
About a Kingdom and a coming King
But keeping books and changing beds
Put a different song inside my head
And the melody is deafening

I need rest, I need rest
Like a drowning man in the open sea
I need somebody to rescue me
I need rest

To Rome weíre only names and numbers
Not souls in search of signs and wonders
But we're waiting for the day of our salvation
The messiah who will be our liberation
Weíre waiting, Iím waiting

I need rest, I need rest
Oh come oh come Emmanuel
With a sword deliver Israel
I need rest

Tonight I canít get any sleep
With those shepherds shouting in the streets
A star is shining much too bright
Somewhere I hear a baby cry
And all I want is a little peace


Words and music by Jason Gray and Randall Goodgame / © 2012 Centricity Music Publishing & Nothing Is Wasted Music (ASCAP) / Mighty Molecule Music (ASCAP)

 

 

 

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