Not Peace, But A Sword

from Return! EP by Robin Mitchell

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lyrics

I have come to tear sons from their fathers
I have come to tear daughters from their mothers
I have come to tear sisters from their brothers
I have come to tear lovers from each other

and if you hate the world around you, do you hate it enough?
can you take that hate within you and call it love?
for where there's love you will find peace but peace is just a word
and I came not to bring peace, but a sword

those of you who drink from me will never again thirst
but any tree not bearing fruit will surely be cursed
I have come to change the rules and put them in reverse
your leaders shall be as servants and the last shall be first

the battle is not with flesh and blood but it's a fight all the same
the enemy will come for thee time and again
and so, my peace I promise you, but peace is just a word
and I came not to bring peace but a sword

for your heart too, for your aching heart
a blade with your name written on
to pierce your heart for the love of God
o, His promises are never what they seem

when the storm breaks like you know it's gonna
you will look to me and wish that you had chosen another
I came that you may have life, and have it to the full
but to save your life you must lose it, you know that's the golden rule

so will you lose your life for my sake, will you follow me to the ground?
will you take up your cross and die upon it upside down?
all for a peace that passes understanding, or so I've heard
but I came not to bring peace, just a sword

I came not to bring peace but a sword
I came not to bring peace but a sword
I came not to bring peace but a sword
I came not to bring peace, just a sword

let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid
for I am the one through whom the world was made
and I have overcome the world, or hadn't you heard?
Prince of Peace, I came with a sword

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from Return! EP, released November 25, 2013
written, arranged, performed, recorded by Robin Mitchell

this song features Liam Owen playing double bass, and Jesse Hodgson playing accordion and singing

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