Picture of Jesus.
While the previous song can be called gospel to some extent, this song captures gospel proper, but without any instruments, other than the soulful humming of the Innocent Criminals. In the midst of that, Ben Harper brings forth a beautiful voice, and makes you feel as if you are in the middle of a small scale sermon. This song certainly comes forth as one of the more interesting songs on the album, for its ability to bring forth the feel of the tribal atmosphere among the gospel sounds that are contained within. While the song initially seems simple, the textures of sound are quite thick, and this song ends up being the furthest thing from disposable. Ben is with Ladysmith Black Mambazo on this song.
He hangs above my altar
like they hung him from the cross
I've got a picture of Jesus
Now it has been spoken that he would
And he was a picture of Jesus
Some days have no beginning
We long to be a picture of Jesus
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