Isaac & Abraham (Baez Joan)

Hard times, hard times in Canaan land Trouble in the mind of a man A voice came whispering softly to him Go offer, offer up the lamb Abraham took his only son High up on a hill His test of faith had finally come As the wind, the wind begin to chill Cold steel, cold steel in the father's hand Tears falling from the sky The angels, the angels did not understand Why the righteous, the righteous boy should die Then Abraham most mysteriously Laid down that deadly knife Said "My darlin' son, I wish I was the one Who spared you, spared your precious life" Oh Isaac The light of all your days Will shine upon this mountain high And never, never fade away And never fade away