Picture Of Jesus

Written by

Ben Harper

Original Artist

Ben Harper

it hangs above my altar
like they hung him from a cross
i keep one in my wallet
for the times that i feel lost
in a wooden frame with splinters
where my family kneels to pray
and if you listen close
you'll hear the words he used to say

it has been spoken
he would come again
but would we recognize
this king among men
there was a man in our time
his words shine bright like the sun
he tried to lift the masses
and was crucified by gun

some days have no beginning
and some days have no end
some roads are straight and narrow
and some roads only ben
so let us say a prayer
for every living thing
walking towards a light
from the cross of a king

i've got a picture of jesus
in his arms my prayers rest
i've got a picture of jesus
and with him we shall be forever blessed

Album Version

Feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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