Swallowing all of my despairs
Once a gain I fake it and put on airs
When you gonna ride in and save my day
When my feet lose grip and give way
That will be the day pain will dissolve
Sun become blackened, the earth no longer will revolve
No one will get in our way as we gallop upon the clouds
To a land where the redeemed will be allowed.
Fare thee well all! Today I’ll finally fly
King Jesus came and split that eastern sky
In that great gettin up morning
A final goodbye to all the mourning
When I get to heaven, gonna run the street
Peering into every face that I meet
There’s a few I really wanna see
A beautiful few gonna bounce on my knee
No man will get in my way
On that great beautiful day
Ever had a song in your heart? Sing it all the time. You love the song, the words and the catchy tune. But for some reason, unbeknownst to you, you didn’t have a clue what it really meant. Then one day it just clicks. That’s what happened today.
The song is Ride On King Jesus. I had even googled it awhile back. It’s an old song the African American slaves sang during their time of hopelessness. Their minds had to stay on the day King Jesus came riding on in to save them. And no man would get in their way when he did come back for them.
They say “In that great gettin up morning, fare thee well” some of our days may feel like this. I’d rather it be today jesus comes back, than live with this pain. We’ve all felt that way. But imagine the joy it must’ve put in the hearts of the slaves; this was where their hope lived…