(Written by Joan Baez, Wally Wilson, & Kenny Greenberg)

    Hard times, hard times in Canaan land
    Trouble in the mind of a man
    A voice came whispering softly to him
    Go offer, offer up the lamb

    Abraham took his only son
    High up on a hill
    His test of faith had finally come
    As the wind, the wind begin to chill

    Cold steel, cold steel in the father's hand
    Tears falling from the sky
    The angels, the angels did not understand
    Why the righteous, the righteous boy should die

    Then Abraham most mysteriously
    Laid down that deadly knife
    Said "My darlin' son, I wish I was the one
    Who spared you, spared your precious life"

    Oh Isaac
    The light of all your days
    Will shine upon this mountain high
    And never, never fade away
    And never fade away

    © 1992 Gabriel Earl Music (ASCAP), Sony Cross Keys Publishing Co., Inc. (ASCAP), Greenberg Music (BMI)

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