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©2009 Frank G Martin

I mispronounced his name, stumbled time and time again
He’s been here so long I thought he was a citizen
He turned stones into walls like water into wine
I've seen him at job sites kneeling at the plumb line

In the name of Jesus we make exception
In the name of Jesus we make welcome
But the one named Jesus we send him packing

Jesus lays stones only Jesus could roll away
Fingered into joints that would rival Notre Dame any day
If you want the best, take a number — you're going to wait
His hands are idle la migre saw to that

Was Jesus a deportee? I could make a case for that
He stole across the border, got busted — they shipped Him back
And the fate that awaits Jesus in El Salvador
Is lorded by gangs in the living hell of the poor

You can break up a family, you can break up community
You can break a man's will and send him back to poverty
But you'll bend your back, work your fingers to the bone
If you try to tear down any wall Jesus made of stones


from Blue on Blue on Blue, released April 1, 2017



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