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You Are Pulling Down the Pillars of the World, George Fox

from A Few Songs Occasioned (2006) by Jon Watts

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i found george fox living in a journal with his life documented.
i found george fox living in a journal that is waiting to be read.
i could sing his song for you; i could sing it for you.
i could sing his song for you; i could sing it for you.

george didn’t find comfort in idolatry or dogma.
he went to the countryside to see what christ jesus would offer.
he found margaret. he found james. he found that truth and light remain
in times of darkness, in times of pain, in times of restlessness he prayed.

he prayed.

george didn’t think god spoke more to educated clergy.
he would never doff his hat. he said that everyone is worthy.
he was laughed at, thrown in jail. he let his inner christ prevail.
he wore plainclothes and he was strong and there were sixty thousand quakers when he was done.

he prayed.


from A Few Songs Occasioned (2006), released April 25, 2006
guitar, bass guitar, trombone, vocals by jon watts


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Quaker songwriter & video maker. Inspired by mountains, deep silences, and love.

Founder QuakerSpeak and Thee Quaker Project.

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