BIRDS IN THE CHURCH

BIRDS IN THE CHURCH
GREAT HEAVEN ABOVE!
WE SHOULD SEE THE WORKS
OF A SNOW WHITE DOVE
WHERE HE HAS POURED OUT
HIS GREAT LOVE

THE FACE OF AN EAGLE
ALSO SHOULD BE SEEN
OR SO SAYS THE WORD
ON WHICH WE LEAN
THIS BIRD WITH TALONS
SHARP AND CLEAN

THERE ARE OTHER BIRDS
IN THE CHURCH TODAY
THE YELLOW-BELLIED-WANNA-BE
THAT HAS NO STICK AND STAY
AND THE SILVER-THROATED-WON’T-DO
HAS BUILT A NEST IN WHICH TO LAY

THERE IS THE LONG-FEATHERED
PROPHECY SEEKER
THERE ARE EVEN TIGHT-FISTED
MONEY GRUBBERS
AND SOMETIMES WE HEAR SPECKLED
LOUD-MOUTHED COMPLAINERS

THE ONE THAT GETS LOTS OF ATTENTION
IS THE BLACK-EYED SELFISH BIRD
WHO CRIES WHAT-ABOUT-ME
EVERY THIRD WORD
THIS ONE THINKS HE IS NEVER HEARD

ONE WE SEE CALLED
THE PHARISEE BIRD
WANTS ALWAYS TO BE SEEN
AND TO BE HEARD
THIS IS ONE JESUS DEALT WITH
THROUGH HIS WORD

SOMETIMES YOU SEE
A SHARP-BILLED PREACHER-EATER
SETTING TOWARD THE FRONT
THESE HAVE A GLISTENING-EYE
HOPING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPY

THEN THERE IS THE LAZY-PEW-SITTER
WON’T EVEN WRITE A LETTER
WHOSE CRY IS WHY ISN’T THIS CHURCH ANY BETTER?

WE COULD NAME A FEW OTHERS
BUT THIS HELPS US SEE
THE GREAT WORK THAT IS BEFORE
THE GOLDEN-FEATHERED PRAYER-WARRIOR
AND THE IN-THE-CLOSET INTERCESSOR
 
WITH THE HELP OF THE LORD
WE SHALL SEE
I BELIEVE IT TRUE

THE DAY COME WHEN THE CHURCH
WILL BE FULL TO THE BRIM
WITH THE GLAD-EYED BELIEVER
SAYING I-SERVE-ONLY-HIM

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