Uz Blues (The Book of Job in 3 Minutes)
Artist: Gerry Rzeppa
www.GodlyChristianMusic.com
Well, the Lord he said to Satan, "Have you seen my man in Uz?
He's righteous in his walk and talk and everything he does."
And the devil said, "Well, duh! Got a hedge about his place.
Take away the stuff he's got he'll curse you to your face."

So the devil took his camels and the devil took his sheep.
The devil took his chil'en, laid him in the dust to weep.
"Naked when I came," he said, "and naked when I go.
The Lord he gives the Lord he takes and that's all that I know."

So the Lord he said to Satan, "Have you seen my man in Uz?
He's righteous in his grief and woe. In everything he does."
And the devil said, "Well, duh! All you took from him was wealth.
Let's see what the ol' boy does: take away his health."

So the devil gave him boils from his head down to his feet.
He took a shard to scrape hisself and sat down in the street.
The wife said, "Give it up! Curse the Lord and die."
But he said, "I will trust the Lord even when I don't know why."

Then his buddies came to comfort but it turned into a fight.
They told him to confess his sin and things would be alright.
But he said, "I ain't done no wrong! My witness is on high.
And I will trust the Lord even when I don't know why."

Then a kid said, "I'm a kid, you know, and y'all are old and wise.
But seems to me you've missed the mark in thirty seven tries.
Don't rightly know what's wrong, but I'd like to take a shot..."
And the man from Uz just waved his hands as if to say, "Why not?"

So the kid he rambled on a spell just like the old men.
'Til God had had his fill and said, "I think that's where we'll end.
I made the earth the sea and sky, but where were you back then?
Your arm's too short to box with me so why not just give in?"

And then he told the man he had to pray for all his friends.
And doubled what he had before (I think to make amends).
And the moral of the story, case you missed it back a ways:
Trust the Lord with all your heart in deepest, darkest days.
Trust the Lord with all your heart in deepest, darkest days.

October, 2015
gerry.rzeppa@pobox.com