Denomenationalism

by Jacob Dunbar

"There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all." (Ephesians 4:4-6)

Thousands and thousands

This way and that way

Do this and do that

My way or the highway

 

Obey obey obey they say

This standard that standard

Do everything right they say

Prayers seem unanswered

 

Bantered battered and scattered

Us and them you and him

Shattered beliefs

Torn from limb to limb

 

This command that command

Conformity disunity

Selfish gain moral abstain

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Is this the way the truth and the light

And what’s good all that is right

The measure we measure is perfect indeed

No one could meet it so He did the deed

One standard is all that we need

Not obligation or duty

But believe believe

The Son absolutely

 

No more fighting and cruelty

One Lord and One Hope

One Spirit to guide

Not Mr. pastor or pope

 

Denomination a slippery slope

Believe in the Son

He is all in all

He said, “It is done”

 

And to Him we will run

The one who gives freely

The Servant of all

The one who is HE

 

He is the way the truth and the light

He is what’s good all that is right

He is the measure so perfect indeed

Not a guideline for living but love do we  heed

Wellsprings of Rest

© 2020 Jacob Dunbar