More Neolegalist Hymns


January 2005

As the Neolegalists gather for their annual conference at the Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church (a church in good standing in the Presbyterian Church of America) in Monroe, Louisiana, a series of fortunate events has brought to our hands some of the hymns they will be singing. Their "new paradigm" requires old hymns to be revised and re-worked to reflect their new insights into theology, and we publish here three new hymns of the Neolegalists:

JESUS PAID IN PART
(sung to the refrain of JESUS PAID IT ALL)

Jesus paid in part
Thanks to him, I say.
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it somewhat gray.


SOME THINGS MY HANDS HAVE DONE
(sung to the tune of NOT WHAT MY HANDS HAVE DONE)

Some things my hands have done
Can save my guilty soul.
Some things my faithful flesh has borne
Can make my spirit whole.
Some things I feel and do
Will save me on that day.
My faithful deeds and words and prayers
Will wash my sins away.


MY WORKS, PLUS THINE, O CHRIST
(sung to the tune of THY WORKS, NOT MINE, O CHRIST)

My works, plus thine, O Christ
Speak gladness to my heart.
They tell me I've been given grace
O what a start!

Refrain:

We can save me.
You gave me grace and now the race
Is up to me.

My righteousness, O Christ,
The fruit of infused grace
Will get me safely through the night
To see thy face.

Refrain:

We must save me.
You gave me grace and now the race
Is up to me.

The sacraments I use
I never will them shirk.
The water, bread, and wine infuse
The grace to work.

Refrain:

We shall save me.
You gave me grace, I kept the pace,
It's synergy.

Reformed is not enough;
We Catholic must be.
We long for olden days
Of splendid liturgy.

We shall save me.
You gave me grace, I kept the pace,
It's synergy.


John Robbins
The Trinity Foundation
January 2, 2005
www.trinityfoundation.org

 
 
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