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Sweet Jesus

This song is by Gary Chapman and appears on the album The Light Inside (1994).

There is a river runnin' through this town
It carries the water
There isn't any way to slow it down
Or make it stop
I was a baby when the big bridge fell
So I don't remember
But I have listened to the stories well
And so I know they were falling to the surface
They were calling to their God
And their cry was

Sweet Jesus, please, won't You catch us, save us
Sweet Jesus, please, won't You hear us crying

Fishing for luck beneath the bridge that day
A man in his eighties
He saw it happen and began to pray
As he dove in
He found a mother and her baby boy
They both wouldn't make it
The mama handed him her only joy
He took the child. then he was swimming
Like he was twenty
He made shoreline, then he died
And his thoughts were

Sweet Jesus, please, won't You catch us, save us
Sweet Jesus, please, won't You hear us crying
He was crying

I miss my mother and the brave old man
Though I never knew them
They are the soul inside the man I am
I bare their dreams
And I am walking in their footsteps
I am talking to their God
And my cry is

Sweet Jesus, please, won't You catch us, save us
Sweet Jesus, please, won't You hear us
Sweet Jesus, please, won't You catch us, save us
Sweet Jesus, please, won't You hear us crying
We're all crying

There is a river runnin' through this town
It carries the water
There isn't any way to slow it down
Or make it stop