ATHEIST


I N S P I R A T I O N

This song is in actual fact, a prayer. The man in the song is probably out in the middle of an empty field, shouting the words up at the sky, in the hope that someone is listening. The initial recording was played on banjo in the key of C.



Lyrics

You, whose might no man can measure,

Whose worth is more than earthly treasure,

You who sits in regal splendour,

Creator of such awesome grandeur.

Who am I to question you?

I am but one of more than just a few.

Should you deign to cast an eye on me,

Take pity on the mortal in the atheist you see.


I stand before your throne and shake,

Your voice of thunder makes the earth quake,

The sky, the mountains and the birds,

And many other works too beautiful for words.

Who am I to question you?

I am but one of more than just a few.

Should you deign to cast an eye on me,

Take pity on the mortal in the atheist you see.


Then by whisper in your still small voice,

You say, all is calm rejoice,

And know within that all is well,

Although outside is little less than living hell.

Who am I to question you?

I am but one of more than just a few.

Should you deign to cast an eye on me,

Take pity on the mortal in the atheist you see.


These things give me cause to wonder,

It seems no less than boob and blunder,

That man should possess such power,

To make creation cringe and cower.

Who am I to question you?

I am but one of more than just a few.

Should you deign to cast an eye on me,

Take pity on the mortal in the atheist you see.


Paul J Openshaw (1990 ish)

© Paul J Openshaw 2012