Michael Woodhead

NAZARENE

Written & Composed by Michael Woodhead
Copyright © 1985, 2020

Play your timbrel and your silver tambourine
Jesus is coming, where are you Mary/Magdalene
I can remember the year you were thirteen
Nazarene

Do you remember the year you turned fourteen
How you were welcome even though a libertine
Jesus forgave you even though you were unclean
Nazarene

We sought to hide away Argentine
But, even there he found you at fifteen
Everything about him was so clean
Nazarene

Sing to me your loved one's blessed paean
Move to lands away from cruel machine
What a thrill that was when you were sixteen
Nazarene

And then came the sadness when I was seventeen
Jesus was crucified, his blood ran mazarine
Your love was shattered, so I sent you to Evangeline
Nazarene

But, Jesus arose, you rejoiced upon the green
He was in your heart, you felt just like a queen
Is that what it was like when you were eighteen
Nazarene

Play your timbrel and your silver tambourine
Jesus is coming, where are you Mary/Magdalene
Six years have passed, and now you are nineteen
Nazarene

Play your timbrel and your silver tambourine
Jesus is rising, where are you Mary/Magdalene
Look, there above us, the clouds are parting 'tween
Nazarene

He is coming, Mary/Magdalene
Jesus is coming, he can be seen
He is coming, Mary/Magdalene
Jesus is coming, and we are free


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