Saturday, September 23, 2006

Rich Young Ruler

The music within us is powerful. We hear a song and it moves us, consoles us, lets us lament, and challenges us.
Check out Derek Webb's song Rich Young Ruler.

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Here are the lyrics to a very powerful, in your face song, about what Jesus would have us do. In some ways, God wrote this song on the hearts of dozens of volunteers who keep Cross & Crown running and growing, in glory to God. They've been coming for five years!

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Rich Young Ruler Lyrics
(vs. 1)
poverty is so hard to see
when it’s only on your tv and twenty miles across town
where we’re all living so good
that we moved out of Jesus’ neighborhood
where he’s hungry and not feeling so good
from going through our trash
he says, more than just your cash and coin
i want your time, i want your voice
i want the things you just can’t give me

(vs. 2)
so what must we do
here in the west we want to follow you
we speak the language and we keep all the rules
even a few we made up
come on and follow me
but sell your house, sell your suv
sell your stocks, sell your security
and give it to the poor
what is this, hey what’s the deal
i don’t sleep around and i don’t steal
i want the things you just can’t give me

because what you do to the least of these
my brother’s, you have done it to me
because i want the things you just can’t give me