“I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh and just like the river, I’ve been running ever since
It’s been a long time, a long time a coming,
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die.
‘Cause I don’t know what’s up there beyond the sky
It’s been a long time, a long time a coming,
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

Then I go to my brother,
and I say, ‘Brother, help me please.’
But he winds up knockin’ me
back down on my knees
It’s been a long time, a long time a coming,
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will”
Sam Cook

change is hard to come by these days
change is promised, but do you ever really see it
as it should be?
change comes daily to millions
but its bad change
change is offered by the government
but it will only make you poorer and more dependent on man
man will let you down most of the time

Where’s real change, people?
Do you know anyone that’s really changed?
Yeah, they may look better on the outside
but is their heart changed?
What kind of change does it take to be changed
on the inside, where it really counts?

You look at the religious and they say they’re changed
They look happy
They sing their songs
They say their fancy words
They promise you everything
But are they really changed?
Do you believe they’re changed?
Does their change affect you?

I knew a man once who was changed
He said that God gave him a new heart
He spoke of God like he knew Him
He said that change was a journey
and you just take one step after another
but you got to be going on the right path
He told me that on the path he took
God holds his hand and speaks to him
how to walk this path
He said that the truth is that there is only one path
that goes to Heaven
and you got to hold onto the Man’s Hand
to get there

We’re all gonna die
We know that, but what happens then?
There will have to be changes then, but I want to change now
I want to take hold of God’s Hand
I’m tired of being afraid
I’m tired of running from everything
and hoping, when my hopes don’t help pay the bills
or make my life any better
Empty hope is worse than bad change
There’s only one sure way to change things
to change me
to change this world

Lord Jesus,
change me this day
to be all that I was born to be
Change me, hold me, love me
Make me new
‘Cause I believe that change is gonna come
and its going to come all over me
I heard that You’re the Man
You’re the Main Man ~ the Only Man
that can take hold of our hand
and lead us on the right path
I want You to
wash away my sins
and give me a brand new heart
Make me so I don’t want to sin anymore
I want to see like You see
I want to love like You love
I want to have real hope
I want to know the Real You ...
not the God that the churches preach
I want You
All of You
As You are
to live within me
and change me

Take my hand
I’ll stop my running
Your love will see me through
Oh yes it will!