Roberta Flack - Sunday And Sister Jones Lyrics




It was early Sunday evening
Just before the death of day
All the family friends were grievin'
Rev. Jones just passed away
Sister Jones had seen it comin'
She was familiar with the signs
Late one night I heard her humming
While strollin' through the Georgia pines
She said "Lord if you take him away, I don't want to live!"

It was early Sunday morning
Just before the birth of day
I can hear the rooster crowing
Sister Jones knelt down and prayed:
"Lord, he's slippin' through my fingers
Is death the master of us all?
Lord, I'm humble here before you
Just grant this life and don't let him fall."
She said "Lord if you take him away
I don't want to live another day."

Later on that Sunday evening
Just before the midnight dawn
Sister Jones was heavy breathin'
I still hear her mournin' song
Life was cryin' from her body
Like water from a dryin' well
Well I heard her whisper "Thank you, Jesus"
Just before the midnight bell
Sister Jones was taken away, she didn't live
Sister Jones was taken away, she did not live another day
Sister Jones was taken away, she didn't live
Sister Jones was taken away, she didn't live another day





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  1. Otis Blanton

    Story telling at it’s Best.

  2. SHÅŁŁOW HEAVEN

    Jim jones 'pray for reign' intro brought me here....
    Shoutout to those who pay homage to the greats.
    The sample was dope.
    The song is an awesome classic

  3. rod runner be be

    When love was real love. Now it's lust or nuts😲😷🤕😢😧. Have you ever love and not lust?

  4. Adrian Edwards

    Love it, love it love it. Simple ❤️

  5. ntokozo mkize

    Wow I pray to be blessed with such a partner Rev Jones. Till death do us apart. Lovely music.

  6. Dave Reynolds

    such a great track, stupendous album, saw Roberta at the O2 arena recently , big disappointment, you know the type of performance that you wish you never saw as it taints the memory. not because of her age but because she never sang so many of her great songs like this but had her family on singing their music and she sang at least 6 beatles songs , wtf, no idea why we were given that rubbish, left early and played her original albums on the 2 hour journey home . Brother took me as a surprise for introducing him as a young teenager back in the day, cheers bruv but we both felt really let down.....Icon in decline

  7. anna maleka

    it will always be my shinning Star

  8. Adrian Edwards

    Bless you all. 🙏🏿

  9. artmusicfood

    Five minutes of perfection. This is a masterclass.

  10. King Kemet 25

    Beautiful music

  11. johnny zell

    It was early Sunday evening just before the death of day.
    All the family friends were grievin'
    Rev. Jones just pa*sed away.
    Sister Jones had seen it comin'.
    She was familiar with the signs.
    Late one night I heard her humming while strollin' through the Georgia pines.
    She said "Lord if you take him away, I don't want to live!"
    It was early Sunday morning Just before the birth of day
    I can hear the rooster crowing
    Sister Jones knelt down and prayed:
    "Lord, he's slippin' through my fingers.
    Is death the master of us all?
    Lord, I'm humble here before you
    Just grant this life and don't let him fall."
    She said "Lord if you take him away
    I don't want to live another day."
    Later on that Sunday evening just before the midnight dawn
    Sister Jones was heavy breathin'
    I still hear her mournin' song
    Life was cryin' from her body like water from a dryin' well
    Well I heard her whisper "Thank you, Jesus," just before the midnight bell
    Sister Jones was taken away, she didn't live,
    Sister Jones was taken away she did not live another day.
    Sister Jones was taken away she didn't live,
    Sister Jones was taken away she didn't live another day.

  12. Xell 52

    Sunday and Sister Jones, Trade Winds and First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, My absolute favorite Roberta Flack Songs

  13. B. Rod Clark

    'Chillin' On The DL' by DJ Magic Mike ('93) and 'Handle Yo Bizness' by Penthouse Players Clique ('92)

  14. kim wilcox

    One of me and my mom's favs. Thanks me. Flack! Good memories😀

  15. islandbud

    To this day, STILL one of my favorite songs on the planet.

    yinka321

    Hands down!