Song of the South: Give God the Blues

In thinking about the call of the Lord’s Prayer to us that invites us to recognize the sacred worth of all around us, I am reminded of the words of a Mercyland song about how God views us each as equally of great worth, but also how God is grieved by how we treat each other.  I hope this invites you to hear the hope and challenge of our call to embrace our own, other’s, and nature’s sacred worth.

Your progressive redneck preacher,

Micah

 

God don’t hate the Muslims
God don’t hate the Jews
God don’t hate the Christians
But we all give God the blues
God don’t hate the atheists
The Buddhists or the Hindus
God loves everybody
But we all give God the blues
God ain’t no Republican
He ain’t no Democrat
He ain’t even Independent
God’s above all that
Bigger than religion
He’s got a better plan
The sign says God’s gone fishin
For the soul of every man
God don’t hate the Muslims
God don’t hate the Jews
God don’t hate the Christians
But we all give God the blues
And God don’t hate the atheists
The Buddhists or the Hindus
God loves everybody
But we all give God the blues
(instrumental)
God loves old bartenders
The preachers, the whores, and fools;
And that karaoke singer
Just a-ruinin’ Don’t be cruel
The winners and the losers
The prisoners and the free
All the saints and all the sinners
Even you and even me
God don’t hate the Muslims
God don’t hate the Jews
God don’t hate the Christians
But we all give God the blues
And God don’t hate the atheists
The Buddhists or the Hindus
God loves everybody
But we all give God the blues
God loves everybody
But we all give God the blues
Yeah we all give God the blues

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