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 Isaiah 45:23
TheLifeOfTheWorldToComeFrontCover

Album

 The Life of the World to Come

Released

 2009

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

 3:38

Previous Track

"Deuteronomy 2:10"

Next Track

"Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace"

Isaiah 45:23 is the 11th song on the album The Life of the World to Come.

Bible VerseEdit

By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear. NIV Translation

LyricsEdit

If my prayer be not humble make it so
In these last hours if the Spirit waits in check help me let it go
And should my suffering double let me never love You less
Let every knee be bent, and every tongue confess

And I won't get better but someday I'll be free
'Cause I am not this body that imprisons me

I read the magazines somebody brought
Hold them to my failing eyes until my hands get hot
And when the nurse comes in to change my sheets and clothes
The pain begins to travel, dancing as it goes

And I won't get better but someday I'll be free
'Cause I am not this body that imprisons me

If my prayer goes unanswered that's alright
If my path fills with darkness and there is no sign of light
Let me praise You for the good times, let me hold Your banner high
Until the hills are flattened and the rivers all run dry

And I won't get better but someday I'll be free
'Cause I am not this body that imprisons me

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