25 July 2011

The Poor, the Needy is who Exactly?

I follow Shaun Grove's blog religiously.  Yeah, sort of freaky.  I liked his music, I would have called myself a fan, but now I'm a big fan.....however, it doesn't have a lot to do with the music anymore, it has more to do with his testimony.  Music is still good, relevant, meaningful, but somehow...and let me just put it on the table.

Have any of you ever looked at a CD cover and looked at a "Christian Band" frowning back at you (where's Jesus?) and knew for certain everything they were wearing was over $100. Yeah, well, that's not "keepin' it real." For me, anyway. Shaun, from my humble, quite distant perspective, seems to be a different sort of guy.  All that to say, I hope you'll support him, for more than just the music, though, it is DEFINITELY a bonus.

I watched his video and I was inspired to write the lyrics, however, the following video is the show stopper.  Maybe I'm just the Mama, but I could swear that baby sings on key sometimes.  He's a genius....most likely.


video


He sleeps on the city street
Says "good night" to the street lamp
Shivers under complacency
And good intent.

No one calls him
or cares to listen
They just drop coins
In his only can of connection

How did he get here?
We don't know.
One step at a time, (I suppose)
He was overthrown.
But it's clear, nothing's clear
when our eyes are closed.

Jesus, you break hearts
To free them,
You give to the poor
To do the same.
You destroy our lifestyles and our systems,
To restore temples and call us a new name.

Every person, small and great
Will someday meet at Jesus' feet.
Everyone poor or rich,
Will come to know the Savior
Is


Jesus, you break hearts
To free them,
You give to the poor
To do the same.
You destroy our lifestyles and our systems,
To restore temples and call us a new name.

Maybe someday
Poverty won't have it's way,
Every hunger chasm filled
In Jesus name.
Maybe soon eyes will open
To more than a nameless man
and a collecting can.

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