Friday, September 28, 2007

Rewrite of "The Church's One Foundation"

To the tune of “The Church’s One Foundation”

The Anglican Communion
Was mightily distressed
When bishops of ECUSA
Their heresies expressed,
And in Convention showed not
Repentance or regret,
But chose to walk their own path,
Firm in their own ways set.

Political correctness
And chic diversity -
These are our church’s hallmarks,
And quite our cup of tea.
We follow where the winds blow,
We are the church of NOW.
We’re new Episcopalians
And trendier than thou.

Our gospel is inclusive.
(The other one’s passé.)
We welcome all the sexes,
Transgendered, lesbigay.
And though we’re loudly preaching
Our relevant good news,
We are a tad perplexed by
So many empty pews.

“To God alone be glory” -
This used to be our song.
With Katharine Jefferts Schori
It likely won’t be long
Before we change our story
And sing another tune -
Not Father, Son and Spirit,
But Mother, Child and Womb.

Our church has no foundation
And Christ is not her Lord.
She is our new creation
By our own mighty word.
The Bible’s too oppressive,
And morals leave us bored.
Who then is our salvation?
It’s our own selves - adored


H/t to Peter Ould, but the source is at this point unknown.

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