Anthem for the Self-Saved Clan

We would never actually sing a hymn like this … would we?

O True Orthodoxy!
(With apologies to Fanny Crosby, W.H. Doane and Robert Lowry)

O true Orthodoxy; great things we have done!
We love thee so much, we’ve abandoned all fun
We’ve yielded our freedom and outlawed all sin
And locked up the life-gate now that we’re all in!

Orthodox! Orthodox! Let the church hear our voice!
Orthodox! Orthodox! But don’t make too much noise!
O come, see it our way; the battle is won!
O true Orthodoxy; great things we have done!

O great Orthodoxy, the litmus of love!
The straight line to glory and heaven above!
The vilest defender of things that deceive
will blunder to contort the things we believe!

Orthodox! Orthodox! Let the church hear our voice!
Orthodox! Orthodox! But don’t make too much noise!
O come, see it our way; the battle is won!
O true Orthodoxy; great things we have done!

Great things it has taught us; great things we have done;
It tells us we’re right when we point out what’s wrong!
But purer, and straighter and greater will be
Our unity when on all things we agree!

Orthodox! Orthodox! Let the church hear our voice!
Orthodox! Orthodox! But don’t make too much noise!
O come, see it our way; the battle is won!
O true Orthodoxy; great things we have done!

– Author known, but not telling

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7 thoughts on “Anthem for the Self-Saved Clan

  1. I think I could lead that Sunday and no one would notice. No, just kidding but its sad to say I’ll bet it could be done in more places than we’d care to hear. Whats it gonna take for us to let go?
    Keith

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