Jailbird by Shirley Caesar


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Jailbird
by Shirley Caesar

Album: I Know the Truth
by Shirley Caesar


Verse 1:
I was sitting there when they call the next case
And walked a man bound in chains, tears rolling down his face.

Judge said "You've been found guilty son, you're gonna be sentenced today.
Have you anything to say before they carry you away?"
He said:

(Pre-Chorus A)
I'm just a jailbird and there ain't much to tell.
Been in trouble with the law since the day I was 12.
You know what? I met a man named Jesus today
He saved me and forgave me
I just want to lift my voice and praise Him while I'm able and he cried:

(Hook 1)
Glory to the name of Jesus
He is Lord my Redeemer
I will never be the same
He'll save my soul He'll sign my name
I will lift Him up forever
Sunshine stormy weather

I got a right to praise His name church even the jailbird sings

Verse 2:
Early one Sunday morning; it was dark and it was cold.
An angel stood up on death row to receive the dead man's soul.
Somebody shouted on the cell block
Old jailbird finally got His wings
They can hear the sounds of church bells & the melody seems to ring.

(Pre-Chorus B)
I was just another jailbird sitting right there in my own cell.
Waiting on the Devil to come to take me to a burning hell.
Then the Angel of the Lord appeared
with power in His hand saying "fear not old jailbird,
I'm going to take you to a better land!"

Hook 2:
Glory to the name of Jesus
He is Lord my Redeemer
I will never be the same
He'll save my soul He'll sign my name
I will lift Him up forever
Sunshine stormy weather
I got a right to praise His name
Even the jailbird sings

(Bridge:)
You don't have to be afraid to give the Lord your life today.
He'll mind all scatter pieces.
Just remember the Word of God is real. Jesus owned the potter's field
and every broken vessel.

(Hook 3:)
Glory to the name of Jesus
He is Lord my Redeemer
I will never be the same.
He'll save my soul and sign my name
I will lift Him up forever
Sunshine stormy weather

I got a right to praise His name
Even the jailbird sings

Glory to the name of jesus
He is Lord my Redeemer
I will never be the same
He'll save my soul and He'll sign my name
I will lift Him up forever
Sunshine stormy weather
I got a right to praise His name
Even the jailbird sings


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