When He said, “Let there be light,”
Did He mean illuminate?
When we’re born, we’re given sight
Does He want us to ruminate?
Is the difference between wrong and right
Something we’re meant to contemplate?
Or do we just do as we’re told
And spend a life of servitude
With hearts and minds that have gone cold
And stagnate, soft and still so crude?
Now, everybody raise your hands
To a God that understands
That you can’t meet His demands
Who will be cast to the flame?
To burn away in sin and shame?
Those who refuse to be the same.
We He fell out of the sky
He came to help us use our minds
To live like our souls will not die
To lead us away from all the lies
He speaks to us, beneath the dawn
Of knowledge and of being wise
He is the Light that shines on
The darkest roads before our eyes
He says to live and love and learn
But He’s the one they want to burn.
In the name of the enlightened Lord
Who gives us keys to every door
Or to the one that most kill for
While His words, they ignore
Prejudice is in their teaching
Tell me, then, whose God is speaking?
Raise your hands; raise a cross
Raze the church and speak of loss
Raise a prayer; raise your voice
Do you follow chains or choice?
Free your mind and rejoice
Raise your eyes and spread your wings
Whose God speaks when freedom rings?