| What if There Were No Church
|Someone asked me just the other day,
Can you imagine what it would likely be;
If the world were without the church,
For those like you and like me.
First I'd imagine it would be lonelier,
If the church were neither here nor there;
Without its guidance to show us how,
To nuture one another with care.
And it is sure to be less merciful,
With attitudes more takes than gives;
Where a person's rights are cheaper,
With no concern for who dies or lives.
Where morals are so sadly lacking,
With the world a very dismal place;
Without the knowledge of Jesus,
And power of His saving grace.
So mostly it would be an uncharitable realm,
With no one to show us about the true love;
The kind that is only taught by the church,
The love that comes from the Father above.
© January 2002 (revised September 2003)