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Grace Is For Freeloaders

from Hope Tree by Jeremy Peyton

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If you want to cling to the cross, you have to come empty-handed.


Grace Is For Freeloaders
by Jeremy Peyton, copyright 2012

I’ve worked so hard
Done all I know to be someone you might like
I’m embarrassed about the shape I’m in
Wait outside while I clean up a bit

The joke is on you
And the joke is on me
Only because of my empty hands can I embrace you

Grace is for freeloaders. Heaven’s full of beggars
Eternal light has always been a beacon for those with no place to go
White robes are for the naked. Laugh lines mark the orphans
Theology is only comprehended in the hearts of children

Poor I come now
Weaker yet, still I can’t stand the smell of myself
Holy presence, guilty conscience
How I try to measure up

But truth is bigger than me
And love will overcome
My growling stomach is leading me to savor your mercy

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness


from Hope Tree, released November 1, 2012


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Jeremy Peyton Ellensburg, Washington

Singer/songwriter, family man, fruit loop, and collector of true stories of a real God.

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