A Man Called Jesus

Mavis Staples

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Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples (born July 10, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress and civil rights activist who recorded with The Staple Singers, her family's band. more »


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(Higher up) 
(Higher up) 

Let me tell you about a man I know 
Had power two change bread two gold 
Never did he pray for what he didn't need 
The word of God he always heeded two 
A man called Jesus 
A man called Jesus 

Born in Bethlehem Christmas Day 
A man whose life changed the way 
Everywhere with the holy word he went 
Some folks said it was absurd 
He walked on water like dry land 
Floatin' on faith 
I'm talkin' about the man called (Jesus) Jesus (Love) 
Jesus (Higher up) Jesus 

Non-believers soon grew two hate (Jesus) 
'Cause when he rapped he put love in the place 
My God is love (Higher up) 
Jesus (Love) (Higher up) 
Mary's baby Jesus 

For every man, woman, boy and girl 
This man died for the sins of the world, of the world 
You can have happiness everyday 
This man's life is proof and his word is the way 
His word is the way 
And that word is love (Love) 
Alright (Higher up) 

Yeah, yeah 
(Jesus) Jesus 
(Jesus, Jesus) Jesus (Higher up) 
(Love) (Higher up) 

My Jesus, Jesus (Ooh yeah) 
Oh Lord, woke me up this mornin' (Jesus) 
Started me on my way (Started me on my way) 
I'm talkin' about Jesus (Higher, higher, higher up) 

Let me tell you about a man I know 
Had power two change bread two gold 
Never did he pray for what he didn't need 
God's word he always heeded 
(Jesus) Jesus (Jesus) Jesus 
(Jesus) Jesus (Jesus) 

(Jesus, Jesus) Oh, how I love two call your name 
(Higher, higher, higher up) 
Jesus, Jesus 

(Love two call, come on and love His name) 
A friend above all others 
You make a way out of no way 
Turn the midnight into day 
Mary's baby born in Bethlehem (Jesus) 
My main man Jesus (Higher up) 
Lily of the valley (Jesus) 
Bright and morning star 
He's the Prince of Peace (Higher up) 
Listen y'all 
I'm talkin bout the man, I'm talkin bout the man 
A man called Jesus 
You oughta get two know him 
You oughta try him 
Jesus (Jesus) Jesus (Jesus) (Higher up) 
Jesus (Jesus) Jesus (Jesus) 
Jesus (Jesus) Jesus (Jesus)

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