Coretta’s Song (Version 1)

i’m a soldier in the army
it’s an infantry of gods
and were marching on to zion
and we mean to bend the odds
we are reaching towards tomorrow
as we lift one voice and sing
and there ain’t no rest
’til death for a king, no no
said there ain’t no rest ’til death for a king.

we are marching for the children
with the souls who dare to stand
we are marching for the mothers
for the fathers, for the land
we can build a new beginning
if we lift one voice to sing
that there ain’t no rest ’til death for a king

Chorus
cause there ain’t no rest for a king
no there ain’t no rest for a king
we are marching on to zion
let the bells of freedom ring
cause there ain’t no rest ’til death for a king

bloodied by the fire and cross
i’ve watched pale moons turn to red
i have heard the promise makers
take back every word they’ve said
but i still believe in truth
and truth is such a simple thing
still there ain’t no rest ’til death for a king

we have been to the mountain
seen the dawning of the sun
so we will stand and deliver
’til we know the the day is won
’til we hear the peace song rise
on every prayer and every wing
’cause there ain’t no rest ’til death for a king

Chorus

i believe we’re all sojourners
and the journey is our grace
and i never will surrender
you can see it on my face
i am more than simple matter
i’m the gift the journey brings
and there ain’t no rest ’til death for a king

if my body dies before me
then my voice will linger on
let my voice become the fountain
the horizon, the new dawn
we’ll be born again in freedom
so let the bells of freedom ring
cause there ain’t no rest ’til death for a king.

Chorus

i’m a soldier in the army
it’s an infantry of gods
and were marching on to zion
and we mean to break the odds
we are forging our tomorrow
as we lift one voice and sing
that there ain’t no rest ’til for a king, no no
said there ain’t no rest ’til death for a king.

Chorus