LUCINDA WILLIAMS lyrics - Blessed

LUCINDA WILLIAMS
"Blessed"

We were blessed by the minister who practiced what he preached
We were blessed by the poor man who said that heaven was within reach
We were blessed by the girl selling roses who showed us how to live
We were blessed by the neglected child who knew how to forgive

We were blessed by the battered woman who didn't seek revenge
We were blessed by the warrior who didn't need to win
We were blessed by the blind man who could see for miles and miles
We were blessed by the fighter who didn't fight for the prize

We were blessed by the mother who gave up the child
We were blessed by the soldier who gave up his life
We were blessed by the teacher who didn't have a degree
We were blessed by the prisoner who knew how to be free

We were blessed
Yeah, we were blessed

We were blessed by the mystic who turned water into wine
We were blessed by the watchmaker who gave up his time
We were blessed by the wounded man who felt no pain
We were blessed by the wayfaring stranger who knew our name

We were blessed by the homeless man who showed us the way home
We were blessed by the hungry man who filled us with love
By the little innocent baby who taught us the truth
We were blessed by the forlorn, foresaken, and abused

We were blessed
Yeah, we were blessed
Yeah, we were blessed
We were blessed