Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Least Of These

This song was recorded on my first ever album project which is now (thankfully) unavailable, "Walk By Faith". Our band, Damascus Road, was pretty popular in our town, and people were clamoring for a tape, so one of our guys booked a studio for us. I think we had been apart all summer, and had about a week to practice these songs... After a total of 9 hours in the studio, we had recorded our 10 song first album! By the time it came out we were sick of it...

The Least Of These

Another heartbeat, another voice
Another hand reaching out for help
Do we have a choice
A man is hungry, a man is ill
In a world so self-preserving
If we don’t help no-one will

CHORUS
We are to be the light of the world
Shining out to the lost and the lonely who are near
But will a man listen to the good news
When he has no bread to eat
Or he has no shoes upon his feet
I tell you he is the least of these
The least of these

Another drunkard, another bum
Another derelict on the street
Will you be the one
He needs the gospel, he needs a meal
Don’t give one without the other
He doesn’t need a halfway deal

CHORUS

You did it unto the least of these
You did it unto Me
You did it not to the least of these
You did it not to me
You did it unto the least of these
You did it unto Me
You did it not to the least of these
You did it not to me

©Apr.14/1986 Jamie Soles

3 comments:

Lyndi Soles said...

Jamie- Thank you for your comment! It is really a small world, in the scheme of things! I'm sorry to hear about your brother. Maybe little Grant will put a smile on your face! I'll post more pictures soon!:)

Manda said...

We loved that tape. We have a tape somewhere of Tammy and I singing along to it.

"Better be reaaaaadyyyyy, cuz He might come to-day!"

Jamie said...

I can hear it in my head...

Hey Manda, you should follow out the link to the first commenter. They have a Grant Soles, though somewhat smaller and cuter...