While we were building Jerusalem

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While we were building Jerusalem

While we are building Jerusalem
While we are building Jerusalem
While we are building with our tired hands

While we were building Jerusalem
Whilst our backs were turned
A roofer up and switched the plans
The pattern books were burned

The architects of Jerusalem
They are dead and gone
In bitter days and twisted ways
It’s hard to carry on

Hello can you hear me
Hello can you hear me
Hello can you hear me
Anyone in the darkness
I shall not cease from mental fight
Nor shall peace slip through our tired hands

While we are building Jerusalem
While we are building Jerusalem
While we are building with our tired hands

We pray for the peace of Jerusalem
Princes and thieves have other plans
Those men will wake one day to find
They have all their temples burned

The flaw in the city of Jerusalem
Is enmity itself
The end of days the darkening ways
We have to carry on

Hello can you hear me
Hello can you hear me
Hello can you hear me
Anyone in the darkness
I shall not cease from mental fight
Nor shall peace slip through our tired hands

While we are building Jerusalem
While we are building Jerusalem
While we are building with our tired hands

Guitars & Vocal: Alan Prosser. Cello: Catriona Bryce.
Vocals: Chris Burn. Guitar & Vocals: Henry Sparks.

Henry Sparks © 2015

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from Latest Waxing, released August 2, 2016
Thanks to the musicians who worked on the 'Latest Waxing' project: Catriona Bryce, Chris Burn, Alan Cook, Sue Hudson, Anthony Johnson, Alan Prosser, Jef Reynolds, and Julie Walkington.

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Henry Sparks Canterbury, UK

HENRY SPARKS lives in England, plays guitar, writes and sings songs.
His music is informed by experience as a farm hand, pizza slinger, carpenter, architect and lecturer.
 Folk - English and American - and a fascination with song-writing have driven his playing and creativity. He now makes music locally with Canterbury legends The Country Counts, and plays in or out at any opportunity. ... more

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