The Heritage of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Winter

B. Mankarious
February 14, 2008

A spiritual song written by B. Mankarious. The music was composed by Arsany Barsoum, who also sang it.

Duration: 4:52 · Filesize: 6.68 MB
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Lyrics

On my own, in my room, as I lay on my bed,
Memories flood through my mind of things done and said
Once again its time to go,
Its time to say good-bye,
Time to leave the world I know,
It’s winter once again.

Refrain:
Cuz it’s when you’ve come down that He raises you up,
And it’s when you’re humbled that He fills your cup,
Lord Jesus, Christ and Saviour, Master of all,
Hear my prayer Lord, please answer my call,
Save me from the winter of hardship and of pain,
Send me your love, send me shelter from the rain.
I’m on my knees, here and now I pray,
My God, show me your will, Jesus lead the way.

He promised me peace and happiness and success,
He chose this path for me; He told me it was best.
Why did I feel so alone,
So bitter and so cold,
Once again its time to go,
Why does winter come again?

He took me by the hand and we went for a walk,
My child, its time to tell you, time for us to talk.
For only during wintertime,
Can hope be born anew,
Only then can my sunshine,
Melt that frozen part of you.