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From the YouTube Sunday Morning Music Video Archives: He Reached Down

He Reached Down
by Iris Dement
(with Joan “What if God Were One of Us” Osborne)

(Verse 1)
A certain man one day did go down to Jericho,
Falling among thieves along the way.
Well they stripped him then they fled,
Leaving him for dead,
Lying on the side of the road.

Then the priest came passing by.
He crossed over to the other side.
Then the Levite came and he did just the same.

When the Samaritan heard his cry
He just could not pass on by.
He dressed his wounds and he carried him to the nearest inn.

(Chorus)
He reached down, he reached down,
He got right there on the ground;
He reached down, he reached down
And he touched the pain.

He paid the keeper the amount that was due.
If you need more, he said, I’m good for that too.
He reached down, he reached down
And he touched the pain.

(Verse 2)
Then the scribes and the pharisees
Brought the adulteress in for Jesus to see.
Lord, she’s sinned, now the law says she must be stoned.
If there’s a one of you that’s without sin,
He said, you can cast the first stone in.
One by one they left, leaving Jesus and that woman alone.

(Chorus)

No accusers are left that I see,
And Woman, neither do I condemn thee.
He reached down, he reached down
And he touched the pain,

(Verse 3)
In the book a little story got told
About the traveler at the end of life’s road.
He’s at the gates of the Kingdom and the Master says, Come on in,
For I was hungry and you gave me meat,
I was cold, you put shoes on my feet,
When I was in prison it was you who came to see about me.

(Chorus – Modified)
You reached down, you reached down,
You got right there on the ground,
You reached down, you reached down
And you touched my pain.

When you did it to the least of these,
He said, you were doin’ it unto me.
You reached down, you reached down
And you touched my pain.

He reached down, he reached down
And he touched the pain.

He said, Reach down, oh, reach down
And touch the pain.

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