Live bluegrass gospel from The Purple Hulls. The conversation depicted here never actually took place. It’s a comforting reminder that God does things for a reason. That this seemingly cruel ceremony was both type and shadow of the most loving act in all of history. Anyway, the song is “I Just Wanted You to Know”.
God told Abraham, “Take Isaac up the mountain,
“And there make him a sacrifice to Me.”
I know tears fell down and breath was hard to come by
As Abraham was out there on his knees.
So hand in hand they carried up the mountain,
And he thought about the pain that lay in store.
Like shattered glass his heart inside was breaking
‘Cause he’d never known a pain like this before.
Too soon they reached the spot where they were going,
And he lay Isaac down on his death bed.
His heart raced as he drew the knife to strike him,
But the God of mercy stopped him and He said,
I just wanted you to know exactly how it feels
To watch the son you love walk up a lonely hill
To feel the pain inside as your heart breaks in your chest
To lose the very thing that you love the best.
So now you’ve walked the walk and I know you’ll understand
The price that must be paid to correct the sins of man.
Well you know just how I feel when you’re walking up that hill
I just wanted you to know.