The Merry Man of Uz Lyrics
The Holy Gasp
There lived once a man in the land of Uz
Whose name was Job
And he was blameless and upright
He feared God and shunned evil
And seven sons were born to him
And three daughters
And his flocks came to seven thousand sheep
Three thousand camels
Five hundred yokes of cattle
Five hundred she-asses
And a great abundance of slaves
And that man was greater than all the dwellers of the east
One day, The Sons of God came to stand in attendance before The Lord
And The Satan, too, came among them
And The Lord said to The Satan
Have you paid heed to my servant Job?
Surely there is no one quite as righteous anywhere as he
How he fears The Lord and sings My praises daily merrily!
Spotless as a lamb, no blemish has besmirched his goodly face
Certainly, there lives no man a finer product of my grace
Oh please, how can a man complain to Thee
Who’s not begot disgrace?
Can life be strife with pleasantry?
Take all a righteous man has and a wrathful one shall curse Thee to Thy face
So we shall see!
THE CHILDREN OF GOD
And marauders came to slay and plunder all that Job had owned
And a mighty wind collapsed the corners of his children’s home
And throughout it all not once did Job offend against the Lord
But shall we see a righteous man withstand the curse of flesh and bone?
Why, thank you, God!
I don’t mind
You’re far too kind!
You may do anything that you wish to do to Job providing that you do not let him die