CASTING CROWNS


City On The Hill Lyrics

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

You see, the poets thought the dancer 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

- Chorus -

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

- Chorus

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 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

- Chorus 2-

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

One by one, we'll be run 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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Songwriter(s): Matthew West, John Mark Hall
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Meaning to "City On The Hill" song text (2 meanings)
Emmanuela 11/20/12,15:21
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In my country nigeria where peace is lost this song is a love song and a song signifying the need to live in peace
Destiny miller 01/29/12,16:12
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my meaning to this song is that we all turn away from god sometimes but we need to learn to recommit to christ and go home with our father when we move off of this earth i hope all of ya'll commit too
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