I used to be a follower and now I think I’m not.
I used to want to follow The Master and now I do not.
I used to hear the teachings and tried to walk that way
And found much of these teachings just so got in the way.
Gatherings together in church I was taught’er
Good Christians really really ought’er
Gatherings of Good Christians is “The Bible Says” glue –
It binds Christians closer – so is what Good Christians do.
‘Cos we know Sin is in us all – so we all need to be all saved
And we know Sin’s in us still – so we all have’ta huddle close
In worship and praise we repent in prayer – all in our neat rows
‘Cos that’s a Good Gathering – that’s what a Good Christian craves.
We crave a good pastor and a great worship event
We crave a happy-hour passing in double-quick time –
Some (fine) singing and (short) praying – with a sermon (just fine) –
So we come out all healed – all our souls in fine Christian Ascent!
Gatherings together in church I keep being told
Is what Good Christians must do.
Or else my Shining Light goes out
And I wander away from You.
But what if these Gatherings are this “dangerous place”?
What if these Gatherings daren’t look in Your face?
What if these Gatherings are all about Us –
Being seen to be Good Christians (who would never ever cuss)
All dressed-up fine in our fine Sunday best
All fitting-in to this weekly Sabbath Rest
Keeping our respectful distance from He whom we Serve
Showing respect for His Love that we don’t deserve.
I know my God clearly and walk in Love in peace
So why gather to The Gatherings’ “Sorry – I’m unworthy”
(week after interminable week)?