Songwriter Of The Day: Iris DeMent

Songwriter of The Day:

Iris DeMent

~ He Reached Down ~

Lyrics:

He Reached Down

by Iris Dement

(Verse 1)

A certain man one day did go down to Jericho Fallin’ among thieves along the way Well they stripped him then they fled Leaving him for dead Lying on the side of the road

And then the priest came passing by He crossed over to the other side Then the Levite came and he did just the same
When the Samaritan heard his cry He just could not pass on by He dressed his wounds and he carried to the nearest inn
(Chorus) Well he reached down, he reached down He got right there on the ground He reached down, he reached down And he touched the pain

He paid the keeper the amount that was due If you need more he said I’m good for that too He reached down, he reached down And he touched the pain

(Verse 2)

And then the Scribes and the Pharicese Brought the adultress in for Jesus to see Lord, she’s sinned, now the law says she must be stoned. If there’s a one of you that’s without sin  Said you can cast the first stone in One by one they left, leaving Jesus and the woman alone

< Sing Chorus >

Well no accusers are left that I see And Woman, neither do I condemn thee He reached down, he reached down And he touched the pain

< Guitar Solo >

(Verse 3)

In the (Bible??) a story is told About a traveler at the end of life’s road He’s at the gates of the Kingdom and the Master says “Come on in” For I was hungry and you gave me meat I was cold you put shoes on my feet When I was in prison there was you who come to see about me

(Chorus – Modified)

Well you reached down, you reached down You got right there on the ground You reached down, you reached down And you touched my pain

When you’re debted to the least of these He said you were doin’ it unto me You reached down, you reached down And you touched my pain

Well he reached down, he reached down And he touched the pain

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