The harvest was done And the threshing room was full And he sorted the wheat from the Chaff in the mill And by the light of the lamp he Worked through the night Until a stranger walked in and said "Do you know how to fight?" And when that stranger comes knocking Do you know what to say? Will you say you are a simple man? Or will there be blood shed in the day? He was moving stones in the yellow sunlight Sand and suffering Slavery and plight Building homes for the dead From his blood and sweat While the counter did sums And the women made bread. The stranger tapped on his shoulder Said do you know who I AM When that stranger comes knocking Will you answer the door? Will you say you are a simple man? Or will you ask for more? The woman she stood over the well The fruits of her labor did scream and yell Swaddled in rags, hungry and lame She yelled to the clouds For someone to blame. A stranger stayed her hand "Are you looking for me?" I've comfort and succor Or a millstone and the sea. And when that stranger comes knocking Asking your name? Will you bow your head? Or will you add to your shame? Will you recognize the music When it plays the right song? Will you follow the flute Will you know you belong? Will you raise a shelter? Will you stay your hand? Will you listen to the right stranger? Will you know God from Man? The poet sat scribbling The words in his head Shouts of joy from the fields Lamentations for the Dead His Kingdom was suffering Under the sword and the flail His people were shouting This is like Jonah and the whale! He had one request To look upon the face Of the one he knew Was the vessel of grace I cannot show you all you desire But I hear your sighs And I'll lend you a choir. And when I ask you To follow my desires Will you be faithful Or will you force it to the wire? She painted her eyes She painted her face She braided her hair She put on her lace. She looked out the window And liked what she saw. When she heard a knock on her chamber door A voice called out to her.. Do you know who I AM She declared she only listened to Kings, and he was clearly A simple man. As she went flying Fed to the dogs She finally knew the difference Between Man and God. Will you drive like Jehu? Will you answer the call? Will you hide like Jonah? Will you be left for the wild dogs to maul? Will you cover your hair Or will you bathe on the roof? Will you be pleasing to the Lord Or be trod under the hoof? In the Garden of Statues Man worshipped Men's awards. They made idols to fame Made lip service to the Lord. And when that stone starts a talking When sand and clay mimic Signs of life Will you bow down and worship the beast? Or offer your neck to the knife? Will you choose Salvation Even if you starve? Will you go into the desert Will you wait for the Lord? Will you desire the trappings Of earthly life? Will you have the faith of Jacob? Will you choose the Bridegroom Who comes in the night? Will you trust the Lord for water? Will you trust Him over the fates? Will you raise your hands up Or wait for him to open up the gate? The Lord opened a window So that I might see The farmer in the threshing room He said Stranger, you are not looking for me. I am a simple man And I see who you are I desire only peace But I'm Ready For War.