Roll Away Your Stone — Mumford and Sons

Since I’m on a roll, here’s another great song for prayer, at a slightly quicker tempo.

“Roll Away Your Stone”

Roll away your stone I’ll roll away mine
Together we can see what we will find
Don’t leave me alone at this time
For I am afraid of what I will discover inside

you told me that I would find a home
Within the fragile substance of my soul
And I have filled this void with things unreal
And all the while my character it steals

Darkness is a harsh term don’t you think?
Yet it dominates the things I see

It seems that all my bridges have been burned
But you say, “That’s exactly how this grace thing works”
It’s not the long walk home that will change this heart
But the welcome I receive with every start

Darkness is a harsh term don’t you think?
And yet it dominates the things I see
Darkness is a harsh term don’t you think?
And yet it dominates the things I see

Stars hide your fires
For these here are my desires
And I won’t give them up to you this time around
And so I’ll be found
With my stake stuck in the ground
Marking the territory of this newly impassioned soul

And you, you’ve gone too far this time
You have neither reason nor rhyme
With which to take this soul that is so rightfully mine

One Response to Roll Away Your Stone — Mumford and Sons

  1. Such a beautiful song! As are the other Mumford & Sons songs like “After the Storm,” “Awake My Soul,” and “Sigh No More.”

    I don’t fully understand the last stanza though:

    “And you, you’ve gone too far this time
    You have neither reason nor rhyme
    With which to take this soul that is so rightfully mine.”

    Is he having a conversation with the two sides of himself that are always battling one another, the parts us of that desire Christ and strive to imitate Him and then of course our fallen selves? Could the last stanza be him declaring to his one half that he will no longer let himself take his own soul, but it is now Christ’s?

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