Jesus Wept

from the album "Dig Here Said the Angel"

Music by Daniel Amos, Words by T.S. Taylor
©2013 Shape of Air Music
I found my masterpiece in a discount bin
I pound against the wall of my aging skin
Crying “Let me out”
“Let me out”

Who’ll untie the ropes that restrain my wings
And help me understand when death still stings
I’m crying “Let me out”
You’re saying “No, not yet”
Before he danced Jesus wept

I’m living in the ache of missing you
Sealed in this Lazarus grave
With nothing else to do
But cry “Let me out”
“Let me out”

Another bad guy wins
More good friends die
They mounted up like eagles
Now they’re dropping like flies
I cry “Let me out”
You’re saying “No, not yet”
Before he danced Jesus wept

Before the latter rain
Jesus wept
Before the healing came
Jesus wept
Before he paid in full every debt
Jesus wept

There’s not a holy man who doesn’t know grief well
Or think the road to heaven doesn’t pass through hell
They’ve cried “Let me out”
They’ve heard “No, not yet”
They know before he danced Jesus wept

He cried “It is finished” now
He cried “It is finished” now