If anybody here can tell me, what is the soul of a man?
I've traveled in different countries, I've traveled foreign lands
I've found nobody to tell me, what is the soul of a man

I saw a crowd stand talking, I came up right on time
Were hearing the doctor and the lawyer,
say a man ain't nothing but his mind
I read the Bible often, I try to read it right

As far as I can understand, a man is more than his mind
When Christ stood in the temple, the people stood amazed
Was showing the doctors and the lawyers,
how to raise a body from the grave.

—blind willie johnson, "the soul of a man"

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My mother, she's in glory, thank God I'm on my way
Father, he's gone too, and sister she could not stay
I'm trusting him everyday, to bear my burdens away
'Cause I just can't keep from cyring sometimes
Well, I just can't keep from crying sometimes
When my heart's full of sorrow and my eyes are filled with tears
Lord, I just can't keep from crying sometimes.

—blind willie johnson, "lord I just can't keep from crying"







¶what does it mean to believe in Jesus when he is in the tomb?