Precious Angel Lyrics

by Bob Dylan

Precious angel
Under the sun
How was I to know
You'd be the one

To show me I was blinded
To show me I was gone
How weak was the foundation
I was standing upon?

Now there's spiritual warfare
Flesh and blood breaking down
You either got faith or you got unbelief
And there ain't no neutral ground

The enemy is subtle
How be it we're deceived
When the truths in our hearts
And we still don't believe?

Shine your light
Shine your light on me
Shine your light
Shine your light on me

Shine your light
Shine your light on me
You know I just couldn't make it by myself
I'm a little too blind to see

My so-called friends
Have fallen under a spell
They look me squarely in the eye
And they say, "Well, all is well"

Can they imagine the darkness
That will fall from on high
When men will beg God to kill them
And they won't be able to die?

Sister, let me tell you
About a vision that I saw
You were drawing water for your husband
You were suffering under the law

You were telling him about Buddha
You were telling him 'bout Mohamed in one breath
You never mentioned one time the man who came
And died a criminals death

Shine your light
Shine your light on me
Shine your light
Shine your light on me

Shine your light
Shine your light on me
You know I just couldn't make it by myself
I'm a little too blind to see

Precious angel
You believe me when I say
What God has given to us
No man can take away

We are covered in blood, girl
You know our forefathers were slaves
Let us hope they've found mercy
In their bone-filled graves

You're the queen of my flesh, girl
You're my woman, you're my delight
You're the lamp of my soul, girl
And you torch up the night

But there's violence in the eyes, girl
So let us not be enticed
On the way out of Egypt, through Ethiopia
To the judgment hall of Christ

Shine your light
Shine your light on me
Shine your light
Shine your light on me

Shine your light
Shine your light on me
You know I just couldn't make it by myself
I'm a little too blind to see

Shine your light
Shine your light on me
Shine your light
Shine your light on me
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