Blessed Lyrics

by Lucinda Williams

We were blessed by the minister
Who practiced what he preached
We were blessed by the poor man
Who said that heaven was within reach

We were blessed by the girl selling roses
Who showed us how to live
We were blessed by the neglected child
Who knew how to forgive

We were blessed by the battered woman
Who didn't seek revenge
We were blessed by the warrior
Who didn't need to win

We were blessed by the blind man
Who could see for miles and miles
We were blessed by the fighter
Who didn't fight for the prize

We were blessed by the mother
Who gave up the child
We were blessed by the soldier
Who gave up his life

We were blessed by the teacher
Who didn't have a degree
We were blessed by the prisoner
Who knew how to be free

We were blessed
Yeah, we were blessed

We were blessed by the mystic
Who turned water into wine
We were blessed by the watchmaker
Who gave up his time

We were blessed by the wounded man
Who felt no pain
By the wayfaring stranger
Who knew our names

We were blessed by the homeless man
Who showed us the way home
Blessed by the hungry man
Who filled us with love

By the little innocent baby
Who taught us the truth
We were blessed by the forlorn
Forsaken and abused

We were blessed
Yeah, we were blessed
Mmm, we were blessed
Yeah, we were blessed
We were blessed