Milk And Honey Lyrics

by Pam Tillis

As the fireflies buzzed around him
Like so many dancing stars
God told all the angels from Jupiter to Mars

There's a basket in the river
Bearing something dear to me
Embarking on a journey to fulfill his destiny

A pretty maiden on the banks stood with open arms
God put it in her heart
To keep that baby safe from harm

She said "Don't matter where you come from
Now you belong to me"
She was wise enough to know
It was simply meant to be

God was there when the firefly lied
At the angel's side
And the maiden's heart as she played her part
As she scooped him up, headed into town

That's the way it all went down
On the way to Holy Ground
Milk and honey bound

One night that little prince was tossed
Into a stormy prophet's dream
And it took a while for him to understand
What he had seen

When that boy became a man
Those dreams they did transpire
He wandered into the desert
Where he talked to a bush of fire

And a voice said
"I'll be there, I'll be there, I'll be there with you
Deliver my people out of Pharaoh's chains
And I will see you through"

God was there in the prophet's dream
And the sparkled stream that flowed from the rock
In the burning bush, on the mountain top

All across that desert sand
Fingerprints of the master's hand
He cried out 'Pharaoh I'm headin' back to town'
That's the way it all went down
Milk and honey bound

Yeah, I've come to lead my people out
Milk and honey bound
I've come to lead my people out
I've come to lead my people out
Milk and honey, milk and honey