The Divine Liturgy of the Wretched Exiles

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    a box of these cds were found a month ago. I haven't counted but i think there are about 50. It does NOT include the album booklet unfortunately. Just the cd and the cardboard sleeve. I don't even have the masters for this album anymore...so once these are gone that's it. I feel bad charging a minimum price but shipping is such a pain to me...ha!...i probably just need to get a better routine down. If you really need it and can't afford to give any money just let me know. Godspeed
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1.
03:06
Oh if you have an ear then hear God alone wise and true Tho' all be found liars in this merchantful abyss Reject the dragon's billboards, false christs false hopes away God pulls our wrists out from history's razor blade The fists of manifestos quietly fall in line This present age, it roars...the contents the same: conform O Bride be dressed in readiness Your Beloved's near the door and You will lack nothing if armed with your sword Spirit blade to pierce the throat of the blasphemous beast Stare in its light, eternal propaganda cease Dance until this world's white dress falls off by His mercy And in the early hours of the morn, exposed to the Word - transform! O Lover, know the scroll is not itself the bread of life Reveals Him called Faithful and True on a white horse rides With justice and eyes of fire "from His mouth comes a Sword" says a voice "To strike the nations down be glad and rejoice!" The Spirit and the bride, they cry "Come Alpha and Omega, wound us with longing more, God, Living Word, our Lord"
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03:57
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of Your glory [2x] Hosanna in the highest, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. [3x] HOSANNA! HOSANNA! HOSANNA! HOSANNA! [3x] oh is it true that songs can do what bombs have always missed? to strike the lips of power that all men have longed to kiss that all may know if You don't save than everything is lost Your road map to freedom is from infancy to cross no rock will bear my load, i'll cry out loud with in my time a battle cry against this world "God help me!" is the line and as i rush upon the field i know i may fall slain but i would rather fight and die than live my life in vain
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04:37
Gye nyame (akan) ["fear none but God"] My peace I leave with you Not as the world gives Let us offer each other a sign of peace Take this scarf Form an unbroken circle Lashed with the rags Of united resistance That we may stand When the day of evil comes For we fear none but God
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03:58
the killing fields are striped with red...white lies in between. While on that placid blue they float like islands safe from all the sowed beneath. High above, high above that poor man's toil they lay in sacred isolation. Safely placed in rows they are stars of self-preservation. on Good Friday...on Good Friday all that Glory.....all that Ol' Glory in that corner sea serene 50 stars line up against You flying high but they will sink "with the weight of a heavy mill stone" no man is an island no man can run from all they've done in that deep blue they'll sink...50 stars never to see the Son while on Good Friday... those red stripes are carved into Your back on Good Friday... those stars spangled Your body blue and black on Good Friday... those stars and stripes are torn in two and all that glory...all that Ol' Glory belongs alone to You! on Good Friday...on Good Friday all that Glory....all that Ol' Glory belongs alone to You!
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Come now and join the feast From the greatest to the very least Come now and join the feast Right here in the belly of the beast Cops and soldiers you can come too - Lay down your guns and c'mon thru Rich people get rid of your stuff Poor people there will be enough Mighty ones come down from your thrones Little ones you will not be alone Lazy man come to the table Make some food for those who ain't able Pretty winner swallow your pride Drink the ugly loser who for all died Make sure everyone gets some Then we'll see the kingdom...
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04:23
She stood she stood strong she did not run She remained And while i bowed and ran she just grabbed my hand with a smile on her face as the bombs rained. She stood she stared deep in my eyes and said 'do not be afraid it will be okay' Do not be afraid. Do not be afraid. (4x) It was her birthday today and she refused to bow to the smart violence swarming, I stood & stared in shock & awe at the hope no violence could tame Her name is, her name is, her name is (3x) Her name is Amal.
8.
05:06
Be gracious to me for I'm falling away Heal me oh Lord for my bones are dismayed And my soul is greatly dismayed & my soul is greatly dismayed Oh Lord how long Lord Oh Lord how long Lord Return and rescue my soul
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(latin) Christ has died Christ is risen Christ will come again
10.
04:34
His step is fallin' hard tonight. Eve has long broken, cold black fell open, Shine burns through fog we sought for shelter from that light. It's time we eat that dust up and take it in. It's where we come from, where we're goin', where we sin. We're the boots put us on tie us up, You're the Feet, You're the Blood, we're the cup runneth over, runneth over me. The cold moon is looking down on me It shines my crooked face, my wretched bones, my losing race. There's no escape, these cruel eyes of stone. Alone alone alone with that cold moon. Oh Lord oh Lord oh Lord You said You were comin soon Good God it's You we love yeah. Good God look up above, there we are smiling down on You Step in me, fill me up, we're the boots, we're the cup runneth over, runneth over me Save us from all we've done with the blood of our Father's Son Until that moon turns blood red, until my wretched face has gone and fled, Until that moon is washed anew, until these bones can rest again with You...with You...with You.
11.
04:50
Agios O Theos Agios Eschiros Agios Athanatos Eliason Imas Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal Have mercy upon us
12.
03:47
I believe in God the Father Almighty Maker of heaven and earth And in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost Born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate Was crucified dead & buried He descended into Hell On the third day He rose again from the dead He ascended into heaven sitteth on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead I believe in the Holy Ghost the Holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body. and in the life everlasting amen, AMEN
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00:56
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04:33
Glory to God in the highest, peace to His people on earth Glory to God on His throne, His vengenance is merciful To His weeping children He gives a mother's comfort Who denies His hand He gives bitterest rebuke His wings are a refuge for all those who run to Him His voice will shatter shelters of man Praise God who brings deliv'ry, Praise God who shuts the womb He vindicates the little ones and gives worth to their suffering The rich man's bones will scatter he carries nothing with him He holds the outcasts' hands His nearness is life God will break the arms of peace-talkers with hearts of war
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I had my good things you had your bad My skin stayed sterile to the sores you had (Lord have mercy…) I distracted my eyes so your Image wouldn't last I didn't hear the prophets cuz i was talking too fast Now my tongues dryin up like i'm the "rich man" Smell smoke start to choke…it's approaching fast I'll come to Lazarus now before i can't pass (Lord have mercy on me a sinner) "it wasn't me" they said as the missiles sped at houses they fled while afghanistan bled "it wasn't me" i said as i sat well fed the newspaper read they've but grass for bread And we eat ourselves to death
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01:38
18.
03:52
Lighting struck, Your presence woke us up You said, "follow into the night" Rain quit, moon lit vast plains ahead And in this vision we know ourselves small Sun rose on the stones, many shades of light The wind was now our guide it led us to the height At the edge of the cliff all idle chatter quit Now with our lives at risk we finally exist You gave freely, met our needs, cut our hands from Things and from our veins flowed life giving streams Onward along the ridge together, breaking bread and glad With all we saw, we were in awe Ghost town sheriff put us behind the wall, he don't like The look of folks in awe Phantom preacher said, "you outlaws confess" And we said "yes, we are in awe!" Said they'd feed us to the birds, we heard the crows caw But you can't capture wind and you can't control awe We were in awe (Glad with all we saw, we were in awe) Angel made a jail break said go And walk this land & be in awe You must obey God Rather than man if you're in awe Angel made a jail break said go & walk this land & be in awe You must obey God rather than man if you're in awe
19.
04:02
Dust and mud comin through my pores, can't find God in the department stores So I hit the road with a shovel and a song, see if i can dig it up before I'm gone Here comes Jesus come to free us, hear poor Wall Street crashin' at His feet Dig it up, keep on movin', dig it up, dig it up, walk on Can only take fence sitting for so long, circulation loss says my heart was wrong I once was lost but now I'm found, and everything meaningful is underground Big shiny advertisements all around my eyes Can't wait to see my Lord tear a hole in the skies All their wealthy gods promised me freedom But a middle-eastern hobo is the one who made it come Their tall glass towers giving a finger to God Makes Him think it's time to pull out that punishing rod Destruction or deliverance, how's it gonna end? Sometimes you gotta knock it down, so it can be born again
20.
The crowd has gone away Family went home to stay The good christians gave their last prayers As old friends offered one last solemn stare We walk the dirt and stone It is the land of a refugee alone Forgotten men on long forgotten roads So far to go so few to share the load Everyone has come and gone But the road is still a thousand miles long And the worst for most is my very best "come to Me all you weary and I will give you rest" The patrons left the carnival The sight seers seen their last sights The mourners all cried and went And the new dawn has given way tonight Everyone has come and gone But the road is still a thousand miles long And the worst for most is my very best Come to Me all you weary, And I will give you rest. One more step, one more step, To my love, to my rest. rest.
21.
03:38
father abraham was called out to move. coventant made, there was blood in the groove. story began spaning ages through, when the word came, story became true. Lord your people sojourners all Train de Vie! One more echo 'n th' eternal song 'f our hope & our love Train de Vie! Empires gripping, diesel slipping, thru it's fingers Train de Vie! Underground weeds grow up through the cracks 'n th' concrete TRAIN DE VIE! [4x] scattered church all parts of earth roaming not conforming to this age or it's kings they pass away but on we sing pilgrim songs of hope incarnating locomotion, weak foundation, foolish notion - t.d.v.! the fool is saying better things it's insane wisdom - t.d.v.! rouse us, spur us, incite exodus, Lord ignite the - t.d.v.! via maris, via terra, via highway - t.d.v.! not just a movement, we were meant to move it's our blood and our life, we're called out too in the midst of death camp stories share life but the pages must wake, now is the time rouse us, spur us, incite exodus, Lord ignite the - t.d.v.! via marris, via terra, via highway, t.d.v.! Pillar of Fire and Cloud - t.d.v.! tear our weak foundations down - t.d.v.!

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released June 14, 2006

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