Song – Rock Me Sweet Jesus

WRITER

  • Bob Gibson
  • Shel Silverstein

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Robert Josiah Music
  • Evil Eye Music

Song Licensing information

RECORDINGS BY BOB GIBSON-

Phono License information

RECORDINGS BY OTHER ARTISTS

  • None

Song Notes

Taking comfort where they can.

One-stop license for Bob Gibson/Perfect High available through Wixen Music.

LYRIC

Rock Me Sweet Jesus

I was out on the street
And who should I meet
But a sweet-singin’, street-singin’,
Praise-the-Lord band
They were children of Jesus
They said, “Friend, it would please us
If you’d stop for a minute
And lend us a hand…and sing…”

Rock me, sweet Jesus
Sweet Jesus come rock me tonight
As I stumble and fall
I can’t find my way at all
All of your children afraid of the dark
We’re beggin’, please turn on the light
Rock me, sweet Jesus
Sweet Jesus come rock me tonight

I said, “Tell me, my friend
Have you been born again
Are you servin’ up pieces
Of pie in the sky
‘Cause I’m feelin’ so down
I need helpin’ right now
I can’t wait for your
Sweet by-and-by”

Rock me, sweet Jesus
Sweet Jesus come rock me tonight
As I stumble and fall
I can’t find my way at all
All of your children afraid of the dark
We’re beggin’, please turn on the light
Rock me, sweet Jesus
Sweet Jesus come rock me tonight

So I called up Marie
I said, “Marie, are you free
It’s cold and I’m lookin’
For some place that’s warm”
“Don’t fret,” she said
As she cradled my head
“Will it help if I hold you
Tonight in my arms…and sing…”

Rock me, sweet Jesus
Sweet Jesus come rock me tonight
As I stumble and fall
I can’t find my way at all
All of your children afraid of the dark
We’re beggin’, please turn on the light
Rock me, sweet Jesus
Sweet Jesus come rock me tonight

Words & music by Bob Gibson and Shel Silverstein
© Robert Josiah Music