"Testimonials"

Anthem for St. Isabel Church

Anthem for St. Isabel Church

Let us build a house

where evil dwells

And few will wish to be,

A place where

priests and minions tell

the people they should flee.

 

Built of hopes and dreams and visions,

Shattered with the worship space;

Here the office staff promotes divisions;

Some are welcome, few are welcome,

None are welcome in this place.

 

Let us build a house where money speaks,

And words are rarely true,

Where those are banned who dare to seek

Justice long since overdue.

 

Here the priest shall stand as witness

And a symbol of disgrace;

Here as he destroys the faith in Jesus:

Some are welcome, few are welcome,

None are welcome in this place.

 

Let us build a house where none are found

No one gathers here to meet:

The bishop’s guards in bullied tones

Tell the faithful to retreat.

 

Here the love of God, through Jesus,

Once revealed in time and space;

Is no longer found to be what pleases:

Some are welcome, few are welcome,

None are welcome in this place.

 

(Sung to the tune of “All Are Welcome” with apologies to Marty Haugen)

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