2:26 AM

Mary Picked the Roses

this is an andy song originally written by rich mullins before he died. i love the simplicity and profundity of the message. Jesus is the Source of everything - He is the Alpha, not just the Omega - and in Him all things hold together.

Mary Picked the Roses
mary picked the roses, early in the morn
mary picked the roses, as the day was being born
mary picked the roses to smell their sweet perfume
mary picked the roses; Jesus made them bloom.

joseph carved a table from a piece of wood
joseph carved a table, well it was his livelihood
joseph carved a table where kings could sit to eat
joseph carved a table; Jesus made the tree.

i write songs, these songs i sing.
and i'd have none if not for Him.
and i know whence came the tunes
because Jesus made the roses,
Jesus made the roses bloom.

i will soon be leaving, i will soon be gone.
i will soon be leaving, but i leave for you my song.
though this life is fleeting and time is no one's friend,
i will soon be leaving -
Jesus never ends.

i write songs, these songs i sing.
and i'd have none if not for Him.
and i know whence came the tunes
because Jesus made the roses,
Jesus made the roses,
Jesus made the roses bloom.