Isaiah the Prophet: Isaiah 6.1-8 (to the tune ‘The Blaydon Races’)

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Lyrics and Chords: C Intro: (last line of verse 1, and at the end of each chorus)

C G C

Isaiah’s name’s a strange one, he got it from his mum,

F C D G

and not because one eye was higher than the other one.

C G C

And once the lad became a man, he’d many gifts and graces,

F C G D

saw a vision of the Lord, in the temple of all places!

G C

Might I add, two angels flew above him,

F C

crying “Holy, Holy Lord!”

D G

They sang aloud God’s praises.

C

Isaiah felt inadequate,

G C

so frightened at the scene.

F C

He shouted out, “I am a wretch,

G C

I’m lost, and I’m unclean!”

An angel took a live coal from the altar with some tongs.

And as he touched his mouth, he said, “Your many sins have gone!”

God said, “I need a messenger, who will my servant be?”

Isaiah answered in a flash, said, “Here I am send me!”

Might I add, Isaiah, he was faithful

told sinful folk the word of God,

and spoke it to their faces.

And even though they stopped their ears,

were deaf unto the truth;

he wrote down all his prophecies,

they’re in God’s holy book.

They tell us of a virgin birth, a son ‘Immanuel’,

whose rule and reign will never end, that on the earth he’d dwell.

They tell us of his message, his life, the pain he’d bear,

and how this King would suffer, for all people everywhere.

Might I add, this isn’t just a story,

all we like sheep have gone astray,

and we are far from glory.

The Word of God will stand for ever,

firm and strong and true.

Whether or not you live it,

is completely up to you !

© words Sheila Hamil 2012 www.sheilahamil.co.uk