Who Can Stand Russell Lawson
(inspired by Psalm 130: "If you, LORD, were to note what is done amiss, O LORD, who could stand?")
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[G]In every age, the [C]prophets bring the [D]news,
calling [G]us to God, [C]but we re[D]fuse.
Like[Dm] John the Baptist, from the [C]river [G]side,
we[Dm] spill their blood because of [C]human [G]pride.
But no [Dm]matter what or why or how,
they [F]always show up here and now,
and if [C]you were to count our wrongs, Lord, who could [Am7]stand,
Lord, who could [D]stand?
[G]The days that Jesus [C]tried to show Your [D]face
and[G] preached Your promise [C]to the human [D]race,
[Dm]many were called and followed [C]in His [G]way,
but[Dm] most of us turned our backs and [C]were [G]afraid.
When[Dm] we received Your love for free,
we [F]nailed your Son up on the tree
and [C]though we may try, we cannot bring Him [Am7]down, cannot bring Him [D]down.
[G]Time and time again, we [C]broke the [D]rules,
[G]offended You and acted [C]like we're [D]fools;
[Dm]pleased ourselves, forgetting [C]what is [G]right,
[Dm]embraced the darkness and stayed out [C]of the [G]light.
But in[Dm] spite of the ways we go astray,
You [F]love and forgive us anyway,
and [C]though we may try, we cannot bring You [Am7]down,
cannot bring You [D]down, [Am7]cannot bring You [D]down.