“The Ballad of Matt Harrison” (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Tune: “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” Part 1 Part 2
By Charles Henrickson, the wag tailoring the doggerel

Come and listen to my story about a man named Matt
A poor pulpiteer, Indiana he was at
And then one day Synod needed someone new
And Matthew they found and brought him to St. Lou . . .

“-is,” that is . . . Purple Palace, big IC . . .

Well, the first thing you know, ol’ Matt’s in Human Care
But then folk said, “Matt, find a higher chair!”
Said, “Koinonia and at peace we ought to be”
So they loaded up the structure, gave him the IC . . .

Halls, that is . . . Cubicles, mission boards . . .

Well, now “It’s Time” to say hello to Matt and all his team
And they would like to tell you folks, “We’ve got a threefold theme”
Witness, Mercy, Life Together are the things we ought to know
So let’s listen to our captain as he tells us now, “Let’s go!”

“Go,” that is . . . Gospel style, take the law off . . .

Y’all come back now, hear?


“The Ballad of Matt Harrison” (by Pr. Charles Henrickson) — 6 Comments

  1. The other song we sang today was more of a national political song, so I didn’t put it as part of this blog entry per se. But since you asked for it . . .

    Tune: “Marion” (“Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng”)

    Repeal Obamacare!
    Repeal, reject, undo!
    Declare it dead and pull the plug,
    Before the bill comes due.
    Repeal! Repeal!
    Repeal Obamacare!

    The bill Obama signed
    Would take a year to read
    But Nancy rammed it down our throats,
    And so did Harry Reid.
    Repeal! Repeal!
    Repeal Obamacare!

    Now watch our health care costs
    Rise high and higher still;
    Obama spreads the wealth around
    And makes us pay the bill.
    Repeal! Repeal!
    Repeal Obamacare!

    Repeal, and do not fear
    Obama’s veto pen;
    And when he sends back what we pass,
    We’ll pass it once again.
    Repeal! Repeal!
    Repeal Obamacare!

    Repeal Obamacare!
    Repeal, reject, undo!
    And come November 2012,
    Repeal Obama too!
    Repeal! Repeal!
    Repeal Obamacare!

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