Lyrics: Fields of Evermore by Mike Mangione

This September Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity collaborate with Catholic musician Mike Mangione who shares the lyrics of Fields of Evermore. Consider Mike’s new album Red Winged Black Bird Man. Click here.

Lonely is the shadow lit by the moon

Heavy is the burden that comes too soon

The fields are hot and heavy and filled with stone

I’m going to work the land of my father ‘till the seed has been sown

I’m going to make it rain somehow I’m gonna make it rain somehow

On the fields of evermore

My hands have learned from watching, my heart from pain

When the bundle falls we’ll burn ‘em all to refine the yield again

My cracked hands hold the rhythm

I walk the furrow with an offering

I cant wash my hands too often boys on account of the burn and sting

I’m going to make it rain somehow

I’m gonna make it rain somehow

On the fields of evermore

Mercy come and hold me now and get behind the plow

Mercy come and hold me now get behind the plow

Mercy, mercy hold on get behind the fields of evermore

One thought on “Lyrics: Fields of Evermore by Mike Mangione”

  1. Sister Carla says:

    This song describes so well the dependence of the farmer on God’s mercy and the patient perseverance of the farmer. This applies too, to whatever ministry we are doing. It’s all God’s vineyard and only He will bring forth the crop. For me it’s a reminder that I need to do my best to prepare hearts to receive God’s word, then step back and let people discover God already acting in their lives. Thank you for sharing your song.

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