Monday, 4 January 2010

When I needed a neighbour (from the come & praise hymnbook)



When I needed a neighbour
Were you there, were you there?
When I needed a neighbour
Were you there?

And the creed and the colour and the name don't matter
Were you there?

I was cold I was naked
Were you there, were you there?
I was cold I was naked
Were you there?

And the creed and the colour and the name don't matter
Were you there?

There were about 4 more verses of this, but I can't remember them just yet, when I do - I'll post them in here :)

1 comment:

  1. When I needed a neighbour
    Were you there, were you there?
    When I needed a neighbour
    Were you there?
    And the creed and the colour
    And the name won't matter
    Were you there?

    I was hungry and thirsty
    Were you there, were you there?
    I was hungry and thirsty
    Were you there?
    And the creed and the colour
    And the name won't matter
    Were you there?

    I was cold, I was naked
    Were you there, were you there?
    I was cold, I was naked
    Were you there?
    And the creed and the colour
    And the name won't matter
    Were you there?

    When I needed a shelter
    Were you there, were you there?
    When I needed a shelter
    Were you there?
    And the creed and the colour
    And the name won't matter
    Were you there?

    When I needed a healer
    Were you there, were you there?
    When I needed a healer
    Were you there?
    And the creed and the colour
    And the name won't matter
    Were you there?


    Wherever you travel
    I'll be there, I'll be there.
    Wherever you travel
    I'll be there.
    And the creed and the colour
    And the name won't matter
    I'll be there.

    This hymn was written by Sydney Carter who is represented by Stainer & Bell in Britain http://www.stainer.co.uk/index.html

    We sang this at school too - especially primary school with Mr Griffiths looking over his shoulder at us as he played the piano...

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