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Will you destroy the righteous with the wicked
Shine your mercy on but 50 men
Show me 10 yet worthy to see the sun again
Though you're naught but dust and ash I will relent

Stand and be counted
Turn from these ruins
Run

Fire rains from the sky
The hand of justice falls
You spit in the face of one whose might is yet untold
Fire rains from the sky
The scales have tipped too far
A monument encased in ash naught but a grave

Where are these men that came to you this night
Bring them forth that we may know them
Be struck blind clear now a path for those I love
Await the brimstone that comes soon to fill your grave

Stand and be counted
Turn from these ruins
Run

Fire rains from the sky
The hand of justice falls
You spit in the face of one whose might is yet untold
Fire rains from the sky
The scales have tipped too far
A monument encased in ash naught but a grave

Whoa break it down

The stench of Sodom quenched in smoke and flame
Angels enraged bring judgment hence
Justice comes burning sear you from the face of the earth
Dead eyes raised to an ash choked sky

Stand and be counted
Turn from these ruins
Run

Fire rains from the sky
The hand of justice falls
You spit in the face of one whose might is yet untold
Fire rains from the sky
The scales have tipped too far
A monument encased in ash naught but a grave



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  • ChrisFishA-CrossRiff
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    ChrisFishA-CrossRiffMay 14, 2008 at 9:51 pm
    It's about Sodom, a wicked city that God destroyed. Genesis 18:22 Abram asked "Will you destroy the righteous with the wicked?". Abram searched for 50 people who were not wicked so God wouldn't destroy the city. He couldn't find them so it dwindled down to 10...

    The only people who were spared were Lot and his family. But as they were leaving, Lot's wife looked back (God said not to) and she turned into a pillar of salt.

    Genesis 18:22-19:29

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