Odessa Beggarman '74 by Chris Christian


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Odessa Beggarman '74
by Chris Christian

Album: Chris Christian


Pencils and a hat
Beside his crutch
I put a dime in
He said, "Thank you very much"
I stood amazed
At the condition he was in
Tryin' to stay alive
Without a dollar or a friend

Well, I asked this man
"Where have you been?"
He said, "From town to town"
"Then you must have lots of friends
Scattered all around"
He said, "Ain't such things as friends
Can't ya see
That a man is only whatever he be?"

Lord, I wonder
If I didn't have so much
Would I still pray to You
And keep in touch?
Lord, all I really need
Is food and a place to stay
And a little sunshine everyday

My body was so shocked at this
I couldn't reply
All I've had is love and friends
Since I was nineteen inches high
WelI, told him that I loved him
And said, "I'm not the only one
The God who made both you and me
Gave you His only Son"

Lord, I wonder
If I didn't have so much
Would I still pray to You
And keep in touch?
Lord, all I really need
Is food and a place to stay
And a little sunshine everyday

He said, "I don't need that gospel stuff
To see things the way they is
'Cause a man is only what he be
And got what's only his"
Well, he closed his eyes, turned his head
And as I walked away
I said, "Lord, help my brother there
To open his eyes today"

"Some glad morning when this life is over"

Then I caught myself and said, "You sinner
Get down on your knees and pray"
'Cause you're the one who's livin'
With more than food and a place to stay

Lord, I wonder
If I didn't have so much
Would I still pray to You
And keep in touch?
Lord, all I really need
Is food and a place to stay
And a little sunshine everyday

Lord, I wonder
If I didn't have so much
Would I still pray to You
And keep in touch?
Lord, all I really need
Is food and a place to stay
And a little sunshine everyday...


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