Pride Of Man was a hit for Quicksilver Messenger Service, but it was Lightfoot's version that was faithful to Hamilton Camp's folk style.
Pride of Man, ©1964 by Hamilton Camp
Turn around, go back down, back the way you came Can't you see that flash of fire ten times brighter than the day And behold the mighty city broken in the dust again Oh God, the pride of man, broken in the dust again Turn around, go back down, back the way you came Babylon is laid to waste, Egypt's buried in her shame Their mighty men are beaten down, their kings have fallen in the ways Oh God, the pride of man, broken in the dust again Turn around, go back down, back the way you came Terror is on every side, though the leaders are dismayed Those who put their faith in fire, in fire their faith shall be repaid Oh God, the pride of man, broken in the dust again Turn around, go back down, back the way you came Shout a warning to the nations that the sword of god is raised On Babylon that mighty city, rich in treasure, wide in fame It shall cause thy tower to fall and make it be a pyre of flame Oh God, the pride of man, broken in the dust again Oh thou that dwell on many waters, rich in treasure, wide in fame Bow unto a god of gold, thy pride of might shall be thy shame Oh God, the pride of man, broken in the dust again And only God can lead the people back into the earth again Thy holy mountain be restored, thy mercy on thy people Lord
Song: Pride Of Man
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