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The Church of Man
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By Michael P. Johnson
Other Poems by Michael P. Johnson


The Dhurch of Man

 

Some go to church and life is fine
They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives.....Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives..... Some go to church and life is fine

They treat their neighbours well
They eat the bread they drink the wine
Still on the road to hell

 

For though we think our deeds are good

A great delight to man

We fail to honour Jesus’ blood

Or drink it whilst we can                                      Jn.6:54

 

However good to man it seems

However fortunes flow

We’ll live a life of puffed up dreams

With nothing else to show

 

While darkness reigns within the heart

Unchanged, still cold as stone

Of Jesus’ life we’ll have no part

But die in sin alone!

 

Man’s church at first seems more than blessed

With buildings wide and tall

But where the Lord is not to guest

Each stone therein will fall

 

Although inside they sing and pray

Their eyes will fail to see

For who therein can smell decay

Amongst the loose debris

 

Like fools, they wander with the crowd

Their road is smooth and wide

Like large base drums they’re awfully loud

With only air inside

 

This fact we all must understand

However rich our lives

Without the Saviour’s guiding hand

We’re still the devil’s wives.....  


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Submitted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.


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