jester

 
 

The Jester

 

 

Lyrics and Music by Michael King

 

© 1996

 

Verse 1

 

Bflat          F
A man sat down

C

Along a lonely road

F

No laughter in his eyes

C

Only sadness in his soul

Bflat            F

For life had dealt him

C

A harsh and cruel blow

F

And what his life was worth

C

This young man did not know

 

Chorus

 

C

But God saw a Jester

Bflat

Who would dance a song of love

F

United with the Father

C                     G

One with God above

C

Of whom the world was not worthy

Bflat

No they would not understand

F

The message of the jester

C

Nor the method of the man

 

Verse 2

 

Bflat     F

God forgive me

C

And save my weary soul

F

I’ll give my life to you

C

Only please God make me whole

Bflat              F

But even if I am to die

C

Just show me what to do

F

Whatever I’ve got left

C

I’ll give it all to you

 

Chorus

 

So the man became a Jester

Bflat

And he danced a song of love

F

United with the Father

C                     G

One with God above

C

Of whom the world was not worthy

Bflat

No they would not understand

F

The message of the jester

C

Nor the method of the man

 

Verse 3

 

C

The Jester loved God’s children

Bflat

Whom he found upon the street

F

And loved those in the shadows

C                         G

And held those he did meet

C

To the wounded and broken hearted

Bflat

To the ones no one would love

F

To the souls of those forgotten

C

He was the hands of God above

 

Chorus

 

C

Yes the man was a Jester

Bflat

And he danced a song of love

F

United with the Father

C                     G

One with God above

C

Of whom the world was not worthy

Bflat

No they did not understand

F

The message of the jester

C

Nor the method of the man

 

Verse 4

 

C

Now the days of the Jester

Bflat

Are drawing to a close

F

In some forgotten ward

C                       G

In a bed that no one knows

C

But angels stand by silently

Bflat

As he draws his dying breath

F

To greet him with open arms

C

And take him to heaven’s rest

 

Chorus

 

C

Now the man is God’s Jester

Bflat

Dancing a song of love

F

In heaven with his Father

C                     G

One with God above

C

Of whom the world was not worthy

Bflat

Will they ever understand?

F

The message of the jester

C

And the method of the man

 

Verse 5

 

C

The message of the Jester

Bflat

Still lives in the hearts of men

F

As he’s laid to rest forever

C                           G

His crown is passed to them

C

To the wounded and broken hearted’

Bflat

To those no one else will love

F

To the souls of those forgotten

C

They’re now the hands of God above

 

Chorus

 

C

For They’ve become God’s Jesters

Bflat

And they dance a song of love

F

United with the Father

C                     G

One with God above

C

Of whom the world is not worthy

Bflat

Will they ever understand?

F

The message of God’s jesters

C

And the method of the man
 

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