Secret Ambition

Album: I 2(Eye) (1988)
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  • Young man up on the hillside
    Teaching new ways
    Each word winning them over
    Each heart a kindled flame
    Old men watch from the outside
    Guarding their prey
    Threatened by the voice of the paragon
    Leading their lambs away
    Leading them far away

    Nobody knew His secret ambition
    Nobody knew His claim to fame
    He broke the old rules steeped in tradition
    He tore the holy veil away
    Questioning those in powerful position
    Running to those who called His name
    But nobody knew His secret ambition
    Was to give His life away

    His rage shaking the temple
    His word to the wise
    His hand healing on the seventh day
    His love wearing no disguise
    Some say, "Death to the radical
    He's way out of line."
    Some say, "Praise be the miracle
    God sends a blessed sign.
    A blessed sign for troubled times."

    Nobody knew His secret ambition
    Nobody knew His claim to fame
    He broke the old rules steeped in tradition
    He tore the holy veil away
    Questioning those in powerful position
    Running to those who called His name
    But nobody knew His secret ambition
    Was to give His life away Writer/s: AMY GRANT GILL, MICHAEL W. SMITH, WAYNE KIRKPATRICK
    Publisher: Capitol CMG Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Stephen from Irving, TxOne of the greatest songs and music videos of all time. Guitars are rockin', lyrics are intriguing & right on, and the video makes you fall in love with Jesus all over again!
  • Mike from Norwalk, CtOne of my all time faves by Smitty. Songfacts only has a few of his songs listed here but he's had so many many more.
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