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A series of essays towards General Convention in 2003


When I Can't See Christ for the Christians

When I Can't See Christ for the Christians


by Steve Sedberry

When I can't see Christ for the Christians
it's time for me-- to pray:
when I can't love ev'rybody
for obstacles thrown in my way.
His own disciples betrayed-- him
and it's no dif'rent today---.
When I can't see Christ for the Christians
it's time for me-- to pray.

When I can't play "follow-the-leader"
'cause the leader is up to no good
twisting the words-- of Jesus
for tributes of money and blood.
When war is a tool of relig--ion
to steal, kill and betray---.
When I can't see Christ for the Christians
it's time for me-- to pray.

When I can't see Christ for religion:
dogmatic and frozen in time,
when only its contradictions enter into my mind,
I-- can still-- be grate--ful
for the blessings of each day---.
When I can't see Christ for the Christians
it's time for me-- to pray.
When I can't see Christ for the Christians
it's time for me-- to pray.

© 1995, 1996, 2000 Steve Sedberry


Steve has a CD with nine songs (not including "When I Can't See Christ"). Order from:

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You are welcome to submit your essays for consideration for this series. Send them to lcrew@newark.rutgers.edu Identify yourself by name, snail address, parish, and other connections to the Episcopal Church. Please encourage others to do the same.

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