I've been lookin' at the past
I've wasted too much time
on things that won't last
I've built a kingdom out
of rubble and sand
But I don't, don't want
to hold on to it all
I'm ready for the river
to run and wash it away
I'm singin'

Chorus:
Come sweet water, cleanse my soul
Shower me and make me whole
Consume me with your healing flood
Leave no traces of the man that
I was Before the river came

There's no freedom in the chains
They'll hold you captive to the guilt of your stains
One drop of water brings an ocean of change
And I long , I long to move on from it all
I'm ready for the river to run and wash it away I'm singin'

Repeat Chorus

Bridge: Baptize and bury me until only
You remain (come and rescue me)
I don't want to be the man I was
Long before the river came

Repeat Chorus
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Before The River Came Lyrics