John did what he was called to do
He didn’t gripe
The Baptist was faithful and true

He didn’t build buildings
Or raise a crowd
They followed him

He got in their face
“Sinner God is speaking to you
Repent, repent before life leaves you”

John got under folks skin
He was an irritant
He told them the truth

He upset the Orthodox
Tradition was not his way
He lived in the wilderness paving God’s way

Messiah was coming
Any day now
John wanted to be ready

John was excited when Jesus came
Christ knew his name
John baptize me Christ said

Then face to face in baptism
John heard God
He saw God’s face, Messiah had come

John worked
Herod cut off his head
John’s work was done, Messiah had come

Clay Corvin 01/01/09