He came riding fast like a phoenix outta fire flames, He came dressed in black with a cross bearing my name, He came bathed in light and splendor and glory, I can't believe what the Lord has finally sent me.
He said dance for me, fanciulla gentil, He said laugh a while I can make your heart feel, He said fly with me touch the face of the true God, And then cry with joy at the depth of my love.
I've prayed days, I've prayed nights, For the Lord just to send me home some sign, I've looked long, I've looked far, To bring peace to my black and empty heart.
My love will stay 'til the riverbed runs dry, My love lasts long as the sunshine blue sky, I love him longer as each damn day goes, The man is gone and heaven only knows.
I've cried days, I've cried nights, For the Lord just to send me home some sign, Is he near? Is he far? Bring peace to my black and empty heart.
So long days, So long nights, Oh, Lord, be near me tonight, Is he near? Is he far? Bring peace to my black and empty heart.