CARP Song Book
52. The Bridegroom's Face
by Sandra Lowen
C Am I heard a voice that called me to attend a wedding feast, F G C But only frowned and said I could not come. C Am I had no cloak to wear, no shoes to dance in on my feet,
F G C I thought that I had better stay at home. Chorus: F Am But, Oh, the music that I heard a-seeping through the Bridegroom's door; F Am The cymbal and the harp all join'd in praise. F The smell of new wine like on earth there's none, Am Fresh venison and more; F G Am But most of all I saw the Bridegroom's face. Almost embarrassed, still I crept up to the Bridegroom's door, And ventured just to take a look inside. But no one even glanced upon the garment that I wore, Their eyes were fixed upon the groom and bride. So many things they told me of a new and golden time, So beautiful that tears came to my eyes. But I refused to listen; I could work some other time. Then someone said, 'Just try it on for size.' Now, you must understand that all my life I had been blind, With all the world I struggled in the pit. And now they brought a garment that restored Man flesh and mind; I knew they weren't mistaken when it fit. This is no fable, friend, the time of feasting is at hand; And even now they play outside your door. If you have eyes to see or ears to hear, you'll let them in; And you will share that feast forever more. Final Chorus: And when the tambourines are playing all will sing A brand new song; The ploughshare evil's weapon will replace. All clad in white, each man will raise his heel And crush the head of wrong; But most of all, we'll see the Bridegroom's face!
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