Track# 7 : Jonah
From album: 3 Steps and a Bounce
Words and music by Susan Mack
Arranged by The Solo Committee
Jonah, oh, Jonah, will you go to Ninevah?
Though you think you are chosen, did you know I choose them all?
They, too, are my children and I lift them up in Life,
For My law of everlasting Love precludes sin and fear and strife.
Now Jonah, he heard God’s call, but he turned his heart away.
He went, instead, to Tarshish, in the first boat he could take.
But while at sea, a storm came up and almost sank the boat,
The men drew lots and found his fault and cast old Jonah out.
But Jonah didn’t drown at sea, for a great fish swallowed him.
For three long days he prayed inside that great liviathan.
Then all at once, the fish, he threw him up upon the beach,
Repentant, Jonah set out for the Ninevites to reach.
When Jonah came to Ninevah, the people heard his word,
Warning them to turn from sin and have one God as Lord.
The King urged all the people to purify their ways.
God saw their honest, earnest hearts and blessed them all their days.
And now, my friend, will you go to Ninevah?
Though you think you aren’t chosen, did you know I choose you all?
None can leave My presence, and right where you’re swallowed deep,
I lift up My standard, in loving care I’ll always keep.
I lift up My standard, in loving care I will always keep.