Only Time

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Only Time
By Jeff Johnson with words* from "Crossing The Bar" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Its only time running like a river,
Running like a chalk-white horse across the hills.
Its only time keeping me from freedom,
Keeping me from sailing out across the sea.

Beyond this rugged shore,
Beyond the sea,
Your Ariel-like voice,
Calls out to me.

Is that the ghost of Tennyson I see,
Or is it just his muse,
Walking across this isle of windswept fields,
And longing to go home?

It says,
"Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness or farewell,
When I (do) embark." *

Its only time,
(Only time is running,)
Running like a river,
(Like a river flowing.)
Running like a chalk-white horse across the hills.

Its only time,
(Only time is passing,)
Keeping me from freedom,
(Towards a world of freedom.)
Keeping me from sailing out across the sea.

"For though from out our bourne of time and place,
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my pilot face to face,
When I have crossed the bar." *

Its only time running like a river,
Running like a chalk-white horse across the hills.
Its only time keeping me from freedom,
Keeping me from sailing out across the sea.

Only time is running like a river flowing,
Only time is passing towards a world of freedom –
Out across the wide blue sea.

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from The Isle Of Dreams, released October 15, 1994

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Jeff Johnson

ArkMusic recording artist, composer, producer, and Selah worship leader has released numerous solo recordings along with collaborations with Irish flutist, Brian Dunning inspired by Stephen Lawhead's novels and guitarist, Phil Keaggy. View Jeff's complete discography here: www.selahservice.com/2015/05/jeff-johnsons-arkmusic-discography/ ... more

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