The Valley of Dry Bones: Ezekiel 37. 1-14 (to the tune ‘I’ve been working on the railroad’)

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Lyrics and Chords: C Intro: C / / / F / / / G / / / C / / /

C

I was taken to a valley,

F C

led there by the Lord

Am

Then he set me in the middle

D G

of that valley wide and broad.

C

Bones, dry bones were all around me

F C

on the valley floor.

Am

God commanded me to prophesy,

G C

“Dry bones, hear the Lord!

C F

I will give you breath! I will give you life!

G C

You’ll know I am Lord!” (repeat last two lines in each chorus) C / / / F / / / G / / / C / / (also intro)

So I spoke unto the dry bones,

heard a scary sound.

All these bones just came together,

rattling right out loud!

I saw skin and flesh and tendons,

cover them around.

But I could not hear them breathe at all,

there upon the ground.

“Come O Breath!

From the four winds!”

He told me what to say!

“Come O Breath,

breathe into the slain!”

He told me what to say!

So they breathed when I obeyed him,

rose up, came to life!

Very soon there was an army,

I started wondering why?

Then God spoke again unto me,

“Say to Israel,

You who say that all your hope is gone

Come and listen well!

I will give you breath! I will give you life!

You’ll know I am Lord!” X2 instrumental

© words Sheila Hamil 2011 www.sheilahamil.co.uk