The ballad of George Fox

1. There's a Light that was shining
when the world began,
And a Light that is shining in the heart of man:
There's a Light that is shining
in the Turk and the Jew,
And a Light that is shining, friend,
in me and in you.

Walk in the Light, wherever you may be,
Walk in the Light, wherever you may be!
In my old leather breeches and
my shaggy, shaggy locks,
I am walking in the glory of the Light, said Fox.

2.With a book and a steeple and a bell and a key
They would bind it for everbut
they can't, said he.
O, the book, it will perish, and the steeple will fall,
But the Light will be shining at the end of it all.

Walk in the Light, wherever you may be,
Walk in the Light, wherever you may be!
In my old leather breeches and
my shaggy, shaggy locks,
I am walking in the glory of the Light, said Fox.

3."Will you swear on the Bible?"
I will not," said he,
"For the truth is as holy as the Book to me."
"If we give you a pistol,
will you fight for the Lord?"
"You can't kill the devil with a gun or a sword."

Walk in the Light, wherever you may be,
Walk in the Light, wherever you may be!
In my old leather breeches and
my shaggy, shaggy locks,
I am walking in the glory of the Light, said Fox.

4.There's an ocean of darkness
and I drowned in the night
Till I came through the darkness
to the ocean of Light;
You can lock me in prison
but the Light will be free.

And I'll walk in the glory of the Light, said he.
Walk in the Light, wherever you may be!
Walk in the Light, wherever you may be!
In my old leather breeches and
my shaggy, shaggy locks,
I am walking in the glory of the Light, said Fox.

Tekst en muziek: Sydney Carter
op de CD "There's music in the air van de Leaveners

 

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