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"Not of this World" is a song by Petra. It was written and composed by the band's guitarist and vocalist Bob Hartman. The song was released in 1983 as part of the band's sixth album which bears the same title.

LyricsEdit

Words and music by Bob Hartman

We are pilgrims in a strange land
We are so far from our homeland
With each passing day it seems so clear
This world will never want us here
We're not welcome in this world of wrong
We are foreigners who don't belong

(Chorus)
We are strangers, we are aliens
We are not of this world

We are envoys, we must tarry
With this message we must carry
There's so much to do before we leave
With so many more who may believe
Our mission here can never fail
And the gates of hell will not prevail

Jesus told us men would hate us
But we must be of good cheer
He has overcome this world of darkness
And soon we will depart from here

CreditsEdit

Other versionsEdit

Live versionsEdit

"More Power to Ya" was part of "The Mellow Medley" featured in the 1986 live album Captured in Time and Space. It is the last song performed in the medley, after "The Coloring Song" and "Road to Zion". In 2005, the song was part of another live medley featured in the album Petra Farewell. In this medley, Greg X. Volz was invited as a guest vocalist.

RemakeEdit

In 2010, the song was remade and recorded by Classic Petra in the album Back to the Rock. This version features John Lawry on keyboards.

Cover versionsEdit

"Not of this World" was covered in 1996 by Galactic Cowboys for the tribute album Never Say Dinosaur. This version was produced by Alan Doss.

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