Hymn #101

HYMN #101

And I’ve come to know the wishlist of my father
I’ve come to know the shipwrecks where he wished
I’ve come to wish aloud, among the overdressed crowd
Come to witness now the sinking of the ship
Throwing pennies from the seatop next to it

And I’ve come to roam the forest past the village
With a dozen lazy horses in my cart
I’ve come here to get high, to do more than just get by
I’ve come to test the t_____ of my heart
I ‘ve come to test the t_____ of my heart

And I have come to be untroubled in my seeking
And I have come to see that nothing is for naught
I’ve come to reach out blind, to reach forward and behind
For the more I seek, the more I’m sought
The more I seek the more I’m sought

And I’ve come to meet the sheriff and his posse
To offer him the broadside of my jaw
I have come here to get broke and then maybe bum a smoke
We’ll go drinking two towns over after all
We’ll go drinking two towns over after all

I’ve come to meet the legendary takers
I’ve only come to ask them for a lot
They say I’ve come with less than I should rightfully possess
I say the more I buy the more I’m bought
And the more I’m bought the less I cost

And I have come to take their servants and their surplus
And I have come to take their raincoats and their speed
I’ve come to get my fill, to ransack and spill
I’ve come to trade the harvest for the seed
I’ve come to trade the harvest for the seed

And I’ve come to know the manger that you sleep in
I have come to be the stranger that you keep
I’ve come from down the road and my footsteps never slowed
Before we met I knew we’d meet
Before we met I knew we’d meet

And I’ve come here to ignore your cries and heartaches
I’ve come to closely listen to you sing
I’ve come here to insist, that I leave here with a kiss
I’ve come to say exactly what I mean
And I mean so many things

And you’ve come to know me stubborn as a butcher
And you’ve come to know me thankless as a guest
But will you recognize my face when god’s awful grace
Strips me of my jacket and my vest
And reveals all the treasure in my chest

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