"Show Them" Notes

I wrote this song in April of 1995. I was in a rougher part of town than when I saw kid's toys in the front on a house. It reminded me that not every has it as easy as I had growing up.

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"Show Them" Lyrics

  
She was a sad little girl from a bad part of town 
Where crime is up and hope is spiraling down 
She needs the gospel but she'd prefer three meals a day 
How can she hear the good news 
When hunger is rumbling in her ear 
You can tell her that God's her father 
But the father she knows is never here 
 
You can tell her until you're weary 
You can preach at her 'til you lose your voice 
But someone has got to show her 
Someone has got to show her 
Someone has got to show her 
That God is love 
 
He was an angry boy from an angry home 
And when he was fourteen he left alone 
Hung with the gangs and he's doing time 
The love of Jesus is not on his mind 
You can tell him the truth will set him free 
But tomorrow he'll still wake up in jail 
And no one will come 
And no one will come 
And no one will come and see 
 
You can tell him until you're weary 
You can preach at him 'til you lose your voice 
But someone has got to show him 
Someone has got to show him 
Someone has got to show him 
That God is love 
 
When you put on the armor of God 
And the sandals of the gospel of peace, of peace 
Then you've got to stand 
Rise up! 
And take it to the least of these 
 
You can tell them until you're weary 
You can preach at them 'til you lose your voice 
But someone has got to show them 
Someone has got to show them 
Someone has got to show them 
That God is love 
  

© Chris Christensen