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"Jesus," the song by Freddie Mercury that you probably don't know

FREDDIE MERCURY

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Catholic Link - published on 11/14/18

It's a bit of a mystery why he wrote such a song, since he never professed the Christian faith.

A few days ago the film Bohemian Rhapsody, a tribute to the late Freddie Mercury and his legendary band, Queen, opened in theaters, attracting large audiences of adoring fans. The genius and talent of this group has marked the history of music. Looking at the lives of these musicians, and Freddie Mercury in particular, it is striking to see so much talent and at the same time so many excesses of the sort that often end up prematurely destroying human lives.

Surprisingly perhaps, there is a song about Jesus entitled “Jesus” on Queen’s first album.

It’s a bit of a mystery why Freddie Mercury wrote such a song, since he never professed the Christian faith. The lyrics include the image of Jesus caring for the leper and the people who follow him. It is a simple text that speaks of the greatness of Jesus Christ and how it began.

We will never know what the singer’s intention was. What is certain is that it is a significant song that was included as part of the deluxe edition of the Queen disc, launched in 2011.

In the end, we only know that man is an almost unfathomable mystery. Only God knows the depths of his heart, and while others can judge and draw opinions from what is seen, we can never know,the true intentions, motivations and deeper longings of others.

Here is the video with the lyrics of the song, “Jesus.”

And then I saw Him in the crowd
A lot of people had gathered round Him
The beggars shouted the lepers called Him
The old man said nothing
He just stared about him
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down
Then came a man before His feet he fell
Unclean said the leper and rang his bell
Felt the palm of a hand touch his head
Go now go now you’re a new man instead
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down
It all began with the three wise men
Followed a star took them to Bethlehem
And made it heard throughout the land
Born was a leader of man
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down
It all began with the three wise men
Followed a star took them to Bethlehem
And made it heard throughout the land
Born was a leader of man
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down
By Silvana Ramos of Catholic Link.
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