I Killed a Man

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lyrics

Words: John Schlitt & Mark Heimermann
Music: Mark Heimermann & Dann Huff
(Acts 3:13-15; Romans 14:9)

[Chorus]
I killed a man
Who did nothing to deserve it
Put the nails in His hands
Like my fathers did before me
Yes, I killed a man

Crucify, let Him die
Don't give Him mercy
(Shouting with the Pharisees)
Don't set Him free
We don't need His kind of teaching
(He's messing with our scheme of things)
How dare He go against tradition
He is causing too much tension
We demand His termination
Let Him die!

I killed a man
Who did nothing to deserve it
Put the nails in His hands
Like my fathers did before me
Yes, I killed a man
But He rose again!

Here I am, I'm your man
I can't deny it
(I'm the one you're looking for)
Given up, had enough
It's time to face it
(Can't take this guilt no more)
The sins of my unrighteous walk
Are washed away upon the Cross
My weakness has brought quite a loss
A King is dead

[Chorus]
I killed a man
Who did nothing to deserve it
Put the nails in His hands
Like my fathers did before me
Yes, I killed a man
But He rose again
Yes, I killed a man



Don't Have To Take It top
Words: John Schlitt and David Huff
Music: David Lichens and Jim Cooper
(Isaiah 43:4a/Psalms 139:13-17/Luke 12:71)

Joey is a boy like some
Who thinks that risk is fun
But blinded eyes can never
See the price to come
The sacrifice he's paying
Can't slow down
This race he's running
To stay around
He must keep moving
So controlled by the pace of his surroundings
He's got no chance of his own

[Chorus]
Hey! Hey! Hey!
It's time that we face it
Hey! Hey! Hey!
We don't have to take it

Julie is a perfect child
To all there is no doubt
But few can clearly see from
Inside looking out
The fear she's really feeling
How do I look? Am I ok?
Do I fit in? What are they saying?
So concerned over how the others see her
She's lost all sight of herself

[Chorus]
Your worth does not depend on man
It's more than he could understand
Don't set your price
Through other's eyes
There's so much more

[Chorus]

credits

from Unfit for Swine, released August 16, 1996

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Multiple Gold Records, Multiple Grammys & Dove Awards; a Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee as lead singer of Petra... Singing is his passion, Music is his world... Jesus is his Life.

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