The Fourth Man Lyrics - Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash The Holy Land cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1969-1
Genre: Non-Music Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country/Gospel/Religious/Spoken Word
length: 2:08
lyricist: Arthur Smith
composer: Arthur Smith
They wouldn't bend
They held on to the will of God so we are told
They wouldn't bow
They would not bow their knees to Idols made of gold
They wouldn't burn
They were protected by the Fourth Man in the fire
They wouldn't bend
They wouldn't bow, they wouldn't burn.

Now the prophet Daniel tells about
Three men who walked with God
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
Before the wicked king they stood
And the king commanded them bound and thrown
Into the fiery furnace that day
But the fire was so hot that the men were slain
That forced them on their way.

Now when the three were cast in and the king rose up
To witness this awful fate
He began to tremble at what he saw
In astonished tones he spake
Did we not cast three men bound
Into the midst of the fire
Well, Lo, I see four men unhurt
Unbound and walkin' down there;

There's Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
And the fiery coals they trod
But the form of the Fourth Man that I see
Is like the Son of God;

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Prologue
  • 2 Land of Israel
  • 3 A Mother's Love
  • 4 This Is Nazareth
  • 5 Nazarene
  • 6 Town of Cana
  • 7 He Turned the Water Into Wine
  • 8 My Wife June at Sea of Galilee
  • 9 Beautiful Words
  • 10 Our Guide Jacob at Mount Tabor
  • 11 The Ten Commandments
  • 12 Daddy Sang Bass
  • 13 At the Wailing Wall
  • 14 Come to the Wailing Wall
  • 15 In Bethlehem
  • 16 In Garden of Gethsemane
  • 17 The Fourth Man
  • 18 On the Via Dolorosa
  • 19 Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • 20 At Calvary
  • 21 God Is Not Dead