Monday, October 22, 2012

Music for Monday

Man of No Reputation by Rich Mullins

It was said this man was of no reputation  
Yet He could stop the rising storm  
With a gesture of His hand 
But He chose to use His hands to heal 
Hearts of darkness, hearts of stone  
Just like mine would be revealed
 
He was a man of no reputation  

And by the wise, considered a fool  
When He spoke about faith and forgiveness 
In a time when the strongest arms ruled
  
But this man of no reputation 

Loved the weak with relentless affection  
And He loved all those poor in spirit just as they were 
He was a man of no reputation
 
It was said this man brought only confusion  

That He'd achieve His ends by any means  
And the truth would bring revolution 
And for once they were right the truth set us free  
The hearts of the captive were His only concern 
And the powerful knew their days were ending
 
Oh, He was a man of no reputation 

And by the wise, considered a fool  
When He spoke about faith and forgiveness  
In a time when the strongest arms ruled
 
But this man of no reputation 

Loved the weak with relentless affection 
And He loved all those poor in spirit just as they were 
 He was a man of no reputation
 
One day soon the gates of Heaven will open wide 

And the Prince of Peace will come back for His bride  
But for now we live on these streets forbidding and tough  
Where push always comes to shove and it's said love's never enough  
Where a prophet in rags gives hope to a fearful world 
No injustice, no heart of darkness will keep this voice from being heard
 
Oh, He was a man of no reputation  

And by the wise, considered a fool  
When He spoke about faith and forgiveness  
In a time when the strongest arms ruled
 
But this man of no reputation 

Loves us all with relentless affection  
And He loves all those poor in spirit, come as you are  
To the man of no reputation