A Christmas Tune Revisited

Ok, I found the song that I had been thinking of earlier. I should have realized that it was older than the work by Rich Mullins but OH WELL… whataya gonna do? So a little late for this year or really early for next year here is my Christmas song pick for the year: The Outlaw by Larry Norman.

Some say he was an outlaw, that he roamed across the land
With a band of unschooled ruffians, and a few old fishermen.
No one knew just where he came from, or exactly what he’d done,
But they say it must have been something bad, that kept him on the run.

Some say he was a poet, that he’d stand upon the hill,
That his voice could calm an angry crowd, or make the waves stand still,
That he spoke in many parables, that few could understand,
But the people sat for hours, just to listen to this man.

Some say he was a sorcerer, a man of mystery.
He could walk upon the water. He could make a blind man see,
That he conjured wine at weddings, and did tricks with fish and bread,
That he talked of being born again, and raised people from the dead.

Some say he’s a politician, who spoke of being free.
He was followed by the masses on the shore of Galilee.
He spoke out against corruption, and bowed to no decree,
But they feared his strength and power, so they nailed him to a tree.

Some say He was the Son of God, a man above all men,
That He came to be a servant, and to set us free from sin.
Well that’s who I believe he was, [because he changed my life
so if you want out of the darkness just follow him to light
so come on out of darkness he wants to give you life…]*

*The end verse I found on Google didn’t jive with my memory so I put in the words I recall from my youth…