Bob Dylan - "When He Returnes" lyrics

The iron hand it ain't no match for the iron rod,
It is only He who can reduce me to tears.
The strongest wall will crumble and fall to a mighty God.
For all those who have eyes and all those who have ears
Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through,
For like a thief in the night, He'll replace wrong with right
Don't you cry and don't you die and don't you burn
When He returns.

How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice'
He unleashed His power at an unknown hour that no one knew.
Can I cast it aside, all this loyalty and this pride'
Will I ever learn that there'll be no peace, that the war won't cease
How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness'
Until He returns'
How long can you falsify and deny what is real'

Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground, take off your mask,
He sees your deeds, He knows your needs even before you ask.
Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned,
He's got plans of His own to set up His throne
How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal'
When He returns.