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Help Us, Lord (The Hypocrite's Song)

I had posted this song on my facebook page, but not on my livejournal.  I noticed this as I went through all of my poetry entries in both, which I did because I have made a site solely for my best poetry (and not for lyrics that rely on the notation of music to give them rhythm).  My new, minimalist site is withspirit.wordpress.com/

Here are the lyrics of Help Us, Lord (The Hypocrite's Song) (which is not on the site).  I wrote this song no later than the ninth month of o-five.


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Help us, Lord, not to be hypocrites
Believing one thing, and doing the other
Help us, Lord, not to be hypocrites
Embracing a Father, but rejecting a brother

We look down on one another
While we pray on bended knees
As we hold onto our grudges
Unconditionally
We pray the Lord’s prayer
But forgiveness is not there
We bless each other, “Peace in Christ”
But we really mean, “If you pay the price”

So help us, Lord, not to be hypocrites
Believing in a grace that’s not for the worst
Help us, Lord, not to be hypocrites
Believing I’m a better part of this Church

We know you love us, Lord
We know we love you too
And we know we even love this family
Because we know Your hopes for us are coming true

So help us, Lord, not to be hypocrites
Leashing our faith onto our eyes
Help us, Lord, not to be hypocrites
Treating Your promises as if they were lies

We ask You to bless this world
As we cry “God damn it!”
We ask You’d remember us
While You we forget
But, Lord, we press on in Your name
So to steal Your fame
And we explain to You how You could better love us
We, the bride of Jesus

We know you love us, Lord
We know somehow we love You too
And someday we’ll be glad we gave You this trust
For such are the plans You have for us

That you’ll help us, Lord, to be sons and daughters
Sons and daughters of the Lord Most High
Make us, Lord, sons and daughters
Children leaving hypocrisy behind

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scionofgrace
Apr. 2nd, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
Love it. Very true.
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