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The Church

May 19, 2005

(words and music by Derek Webb)
I wanted the share the lyrics of this beautiful and well-crafted song.

I have come with one purpose
To capture for myself a bride
By my life she is lovely
By my death she’s justified

I have always been her husband
Though many lovers she has known
So with water I will wash her
And by my word alone

So when you hear the sound of the water
You will know you’re not alone

(chorus)
‘Cause i haven’t come for only you
But for my people to pursue
You cannot care for me with no regard for her
If you love me you will love the church

I have long pursued her
As a harlot and a whore
But she will feast upon me
She will drink and thirst no more

So when you taste my flesh and my blood
You will know you’re not alone

(chorus)
There is none that can replace her
Though there are many who will try
And though some may be her bridesmaids
They can never be my bride

(from She Must and Shall Go Free Released March 25, 2003)

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 19, 2005 10:39 pm

    That’s powerful. I love the line about the bridesmaids.

  2. May 22, 2005 8:31 pm

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful song.

    How did you get the links on your blog for other blogs?

  3. May 23, 2005 11:00 am

    I’m posting the “Help” site that explains about getting links onto your blog. Here it is: http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=110&topic=22
    If you follow the directions on this, it should work, but if you have any trouble, let me know. You can add other websites through this coding too. It’s really not hard though, mostly copy and paste.

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