Burden Of Freedom
Kris Kristofferson Lyrics


I stand on the stairway, my back to the dungeon
The doorway to freedom so close to my hand
Voices behind me still bitterly damn me
For seeking salvation they don't understand

[Chorus]
Lord, help me to shoulder the burden of freedom
And give me the courage to be what I can
And when I am wounded by those who condemn me
Lord, help me forgive them; they don't understand

Their lonely frustration, descending to laughter
Erases the footprints I leave in the sand
And I'm free to travel where no one can follow
In search of the kingdom they don't understand

[Chorus]

Lord, help me to shoulder the burden of freedom
And give me the courage to be what I can
And when I have wounded the last one who loved me
God, help her forgive me; I don't understand

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Written by: KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

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Comments from YouTube:

Jeanette Hammons

Kristofferson is all about FREEDOM, JUSTICE, PEACE & MERCY! This is the reason I love this Man. Plus he is a very educated person. Which one can see thru the songs he writes.Very very talented.

laura Johnson

this man is beyond words and beyond honest with all he feels and believes...and it shows in all he does...

Fay H

I've shared the hell out of this song and played it 20 times more than that. Kris K. is truly gifted. Thank you.

Alastair Clunie

The greatest songwriter ever to put words to tunes.

m dogg

KK is a remarkable person in so many aspects!

James Powell

He brings the teachings of Jesus without forcing it on us . He lets us choose church or not ,,, Thank you Kris .

Aubrey Cary

Thank you kk God bless you always my dear friend. Jesus is lord.

laura Johnson

@Matthew Silver i know what he is sayingI had to do a double take on his comment too,,,you know like people always preaching...to you..door to door what not...but the way Kris does it is from his OWN point of view and heart...just letting people know who and how he was saved in his own way...

Missi West

James Powell many people don't get that. Many so called Christians don't get it because he isn't forcing it. I know what "forcing it" on people looks like.

Matthew Silver

James Powell Hello, I was just wondering what does forcing it on people look like?

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