Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet(1)

Jesus' blood never failed me yet
Never failed me yet
Jesus' blood never failed me yet
There's one thing I know
For he loves me so

Jesus' blood never failed me
Never failed me yet
Never failed me yet
One thing I know
For he loves me so

Jesus' blood never failed me yet
Never failed me yet
Never failed me yet
There's one thing I know
Loves me so

Jesus' blood never failed me
Never failed me yet
Never failed me yet
One thing I know
For he loves me so


Original version published by: Gavin Bryars, © 1971
This version published by: Mnemonic/ (MCPS/PRS ), © 1993
Official release: Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet - Gavin Bryars, POINT Music, 1993
Tom Waits: Vocals. London tramp: Vocals

 

(1)Gavin Bryars: "In 1971 I came across a tape of an old tramp singing a fragment of a religious song. I made a long orchestral piece out of it and this was recorded in 1975. --- Some years ago Tom contacted me because he had lost his recording of the original version, which he said was his ‘favourite recording’. Accordingly, when I developed the new piece, I decided to ask Tom if he would like to join in." (Liner notes from "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet", Gavin Bryars, POINT Music, 1993)