Ezra the Scribe: (Ezra 7.1-10 & Nehemiah 8. 1-18 ) (to the tune Miss Polly had a Dolly)

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Lyrics and Chords: C Intro: C / / / G / / / - C / G / C (FC)

C

Now Ezra was a scribe,

G

who read the ‘Book of Law’.

Taught the people all

C

they’d never heard before.

He read it from the dawn

G

until the noon day sun;

C G

with his little team of helpers,

C F C

t’was a Marathon! C / G / C (FC)

And as the people heard it

they began to cry.

Listen very carefully

and I’ll tell you why.

The people had been ‘exiled’,

didn’t know they’d sinned.

Said Ezra, “Go and dry your eyes

and come back again.”

(instrumental)

For seven long days

the holy word was read.

I bet they thought about it

even in their beds.

And so they decided

all of them as one,

that they would all repent,

before the day was done!

© words Sheila Hamil 2012

www.sheilahamil.co.uk

*exiled: driven away from the land that used to be theirs