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Did you hear of the city on the hill?
Said one old man to the other
It once shined bright and it would be shining still
But they all started turning on each other

You see, the poets thought the dancers were shallow
And the soldiers thought the poets were weak
And the elders saw the young ones as foolish
And the rich man never heard the poor man speak

And one by one, they ran away
With their made up minds, to leave it all behind
And the light began to fade, in the city on the hill
The city on the hill

Each one thought that they knew better
That they were different by design
Instead of standing strong together
They let their differences divide

And one by one, they ran away
With their made up minds, to leave it all behind
And the light began to fade, in the city on the hill
The city on the hill

And the world is searching still

But it was the rhythm of the dancers
That gave the poets life
It was the spirit of the poets
That gave the soldiers strength to fight
It was the fire of the young ones
It was the wisdom of the old
It was the story of the poor man
That needed to be told

It is the rhythm of the dancers
That gives the poets life
It is the spirit of the poets
That gives the soldiers strength to fight
It is the fire of the young ones
It is the wisdom of the old
It is the story of the poor man
That's needing to be told

One by one, we'll be running away
With our made up minds to leave it all behind
As the light begins to fade, in the city on the hill
The city on the hill

One by one, we'll be running away
With our made up minds, to leave it all behind
As the light begins to fade, in the city on the hill
The city on the hill

Come home
And the Father's calling still
Come home
To the city on the hill
Come home



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  • U
    UnregisteredAug 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    In todays society, the old one's can't tell the young one's of their mistakes in order for them to learn from. The young think that they have all the answer's and they think that they don't need jesus and so as the days pass the bible is just going to be a book that noody will ever read!
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 1, 2012 at 4:36 am
    We all need to see the value in each other - the body of christ needs to work together, or we'll fall apart just like the city on the hill.
  • U
    UnregisteredApr 10, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    1 cor. 12:4-7
    4 there are diversities of gifts, but the same spirit. 5 there are differences of ministries, but the same lord. 6 and there are diversities of activities, but it is the same god who works all in all. 7 but the manifestation of the spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 31, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    I think it trying to show that we are one body in christ but thats not how we are acting we are acting like we are seperated and that is how are society is now we judge people before we even know them and we are divide as a nation and as a whole
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    DeltoraGirlJul 29, 2011 at 11:13 am
    Did you hear of the city on the hill?
    Said one old man to the other
    It once shined bright and it would be shining still
    But they all started turning on each other

    You see, the poets thought the dancers were shallow
    And the soldiers thought the poets were weak
    And the elders saw the young ones as foolish
    And the rich man never heard the poor man speak

    And one by one, they ran away
    With their made up minds, to leave it all behind
    And the light began to fade
    In the city on the hill
    The city on the hill

    Each one thought that they knew better
    That they were different by design
    Instead of standing strong together
    They let their differences divide

    And one by one, they ran away
    With their made up minds, to leave it all behind
    And the light began to fade, in the city on the hill
    The city on the hill

    And the world is searching still

    And it was the rhythm of the dancers
    That gave the poets life
    It was the spirit of the poets
    That gave the soldiers strength to fight
    It was the fire of the young ones
    It was the wisdom of the old
    It was the story of the poor man
    That needed to be told

    It is the rhythm of the dancers
    That gives the poets life
    It is the spirit of the poet
    That gives the soldiers strength to fight
    It is the fire of the young ones
    It is the wisdom of the old
    It is the story of the poor man
    That's needing to be told

    And one by one, we'll be running away
    With our made up minds to leave it all behind
    As the light begins to fade
    In the city on the hill
    The city on the hill

    One by one, we'll be running away
    With our made up minds, to leave it all behind
    As the light begins to fade
    In the city on the hill
    The city on the hill

    Come home
    And the Father's calling still
    Come home
    To the city on the hill
    Come home

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