Saturday Song: If We Are the Body

On weekdays during the season of Lent, we post daily meditations on our website, and on Saturdays we include a piece of music, as well. These songs are submitted by parish family members and friends of Christ Church, and meant to uplift, comfort, and inspire. We hope that you enjoy.


If We Are the Body


It's crowded in worship today

As she slips in

Trying to fade into the faces


The girl's teasing laughter

Is carrying farther than they know

Farther than they know


But if we are the body

Why aren't his arms reaching?

Why aren't his hands healing?

Why aren't his words teaching?


And if we are the body

Why aren't his feet going?

Why is his love not showing them

There is a way, there is a way


A traveler is far away from home

He sheds his coat

And quietly sinks into the back row

The weight of their judgemental glances

Tells him that his chances are better out on the road


But if we are the body

Why aren't his arms reaching?

Why aren't his hands healing?

Why aren't his words teaching?


And if we are the body

Why aren't his feet going?

Why is his love not showing them there is a way

Jesus paid much too high a price

For us to pick and choose who should come

And we are the body of Christ


If we are the body

Why aren't his arms reaching?

Why aren't his hands healing?

Why aren't his words teaching?


And if we are the body

Why aren't his feet going?

Why is his love not showing them there is a way?


If we are the body

Why aren't his arms reaching?

Why aren't his hands healing

Why aren't his words teaching?


And if we are the body

Why aren't his feet going?

Why is his love not showing them there is a way?

Jesus is the way



Songwriter: John Mark Hall