Keep It Simple

keep it simple, the Lord said
gather three and be spirit led.

but we've always done it that way
no, let's try it this way please,
speak in hallowed whisper
no, shout through a transistor
sing only Praise songs for us
no, perform the Ally Chorus
all must be transcendental
go Sankey or I'll go mental!

keep it simple, the Lord said
gather three and be spirit led.

but we must have ancient ritual
no!, the rocking Rev. Mitchell
welcome girls, welcome boys
no children and their noise
having old songs is such a boon
no!, we don't know the tune
only Wesley does the trick
go with Kendrick or I'll be sick

keep it simple, the Lord said
gather three and be spirit led.

but we only sing Isaac Watts
no!, Taize tunes, lots and lots
we must sit in a straight line
no!, a circle or I will whine
please attend this endless meeting
no drama, we think that’s cheating
happy, clappy gives me depression
go for a fresh expression!

keep it simple, the Lord said
gather three and be spirit led.

Brian July 2006

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