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My kids recording some background vocals for my new CD….
 



7/27/2015

Hi Friends,

Hope the summer is treating you well! I’ve been keeping busy in (and out of) prison, and making weekly trips to the studio to work on the new album with old buddy, Harvey!

One of the new songs I’m most excited about is called Mercy (lyrics below). It was inspired by the book, Picking Cotton, by my friend Jennifer Thompson, and Ronald Cotton.

Jennifer was the victim of sexual assault and mistakenly identified Mr. Cotton as her attacker. Ronald was exonerated after serving eleven years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He forgave Jennifer, and the power of this forgiveness inspired her to begin the arduous struggle to forgive her actual assailant.

I’ll be sharing other lyrics with you as the album progresses.

In the meantime, I hope you’ll come out and say hello sometime.

Peace,

John
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Here are some upcoming performances:

 

Saturday, August 1 –
Haverford, PA, Paddock Park, 6PM

Wednesday, August 19 –
FAMILY CONCERT, Kennett Square, PA: Longwood Gardens, 5 & 7 PM

Sunday, August 23 –
West Chester, PA, West Goshen Township Concert in the Park, 6:30 PM

Monday, August 24 –
John's Annual Concert for Camp Dreamcatcher, 7 PM

Sunday, August 30 –
Lakeside, OH: Lakeside Chautauqua, 6 PM

Friday, September 4 –
Great Barrington, MA, The Guthrie Center, 8PM

More information about upcoming shows at www.johnflynn.net
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New lyrics:

Mercy          By John Flynn

Although it was in despair it
Longed for peace and so your spirit
Laid your anger down to stay free
From your prison you forgave me

Trapped within a heart that hated
I too was incarcerated
By scars someone else inflicted
Never could I have predicted

Mercy would saved my life ‘cause
Mercy showed me when I was
Thirsty for condemnation
Mercy was my salvation
Mercy pride could not ask for
Mercy’s redemption cried your
Worthy to be blessed with this
Mercy and sweet forgiveness

So much had been taken from me
Fear and rage I felt help numb me
To wounds even I could not see
To my very humanity
You reached but I doubted when you
Told them you forgave me then you
Met me and I realized
That I saw within your eyes

Mercy saved my life because
Mercy taught me when I was
Thirsty for retribution
Mercy was my solution
Mercy he did not ask for
Mercy’s redemption cried your
Worthy to be blessed with this
Mercy and sweet forgiveness

Mercy can heal the soul
Mercy can make you whole
Mercy can ease your pain
Mercy can break the chains
Mercy can give but it takes
Mercy for all our mistakes
Forgive us our trespasses
Raise us up from these ashes

Lashing out with hells own fury
I had been your judge and jury
Enraged every time you pleaded
Innocent though you proceeded
To prove though you felt forsaken
In those years that I had taken
From this wrong would come some justice
And now you’ve taught me to trust this

Mercy saved my life because
Mercy showed me when I was
Thirsty for bitter vengeance
Mercy’d commute my sentence
Mercy I could not ask for
Mercy’s redemption cried your
Worthy to be blessed with this
Mercy and sweet forgiveness

© 2015 Flying Stone Music

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