An old song from the '60s - I Saw a Man

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An old song from the '60s - I Saw a Man

Post by Guest » Tue May 04, 2010 1:17 am

I am looking for the lyrics to a hymn that was popular when I came home on furlough (from the mission field) in 1960. It started out "Last night I dreamed an angel came..." Then the chorus went on to say "He said if I be lifted up I'll draw all men to me..." I can recall the melody without any problem, but not the words. I'm thinking the title of it was "I Saw a Man." Thanks for any help with this.
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An old song from the '60s - I Saw a Man

Post by Guest » Wed May 05, 2010 3:46 pm

I Saw a Man (written by Johnny Cash)

1.
Last night I dreamed an angel came.
He took my hand, he called my name.
He bid me look the other way;
I saw a man, I heard him say

Chorus:
He said if I be lifted up
I'll draw all men to me.
He turned and then I saw
the nail-scarred hands
that bled for me.
I touched the hem of his garment that fell round him there
My life my heart I gave,
my soul was in his care.

2.
When I awoke my heart beat so and in the dark I saw a glow.
This was no dream he turned my way.
Again I heard my Saviour say,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

(Chorus)
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An old song from the '60s - I Saw a Man

Post by Guest » Mon May 31, 2010 5:18 am

The lyrics posted above are correct, but the song was written by Arthur Smith and originally recorded by Hank Snow.
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An old song from the '60s - I Saw a Man

Post by JennaRosa1 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:43 am

My parents sang this song when I was growing up. Momma's been gone for many years now, but Dad still sings it from time to time. Just wanted to share with you a 3rd verse that Momma wrote to it. Use it if you like.

O sinner turn to Jesus now
And make the pearly gates your goal
You'll have no fear no tear-dimmed eyes
And life will end in Paradise

I always liked to make the 3rd & 4th line say:

There'll be no fear or tear-dimmed eyes
And life will be in Paradise
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Re: An old song from the '60s - I Saw a Man

Post by guest. Xray » Wed May 15, 2019 3:36 pm

Song was NOT written by Johnny Cash, it was written by Arthur Smith
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