"If We Are The Body" as written by and John Mark Hall....
It's crowded in worship today
As she slips in trying to fade into the faces
The girls teasing laughter is carrying farther than they know
Farther than they know

But if we are the body
Why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the body
Why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
There is a way, there is a way

A traveler is far away from home
He sheds his coat and quietly sinks into the back row
The weight of their judgmental glances
Tells him that his chances are better out on the road

But if we are the body
Why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the body
Why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?

Jesus paid much too high a price
For us to pick and choose who should come

And we are the body of Christ
But if we are the body
Why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the body
Why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
Jesus is the way
Jesus is the way
we are His hands
We are His feet
We are His body
Jesus is the way


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"If We Are the Body" as written by John Mark Hall

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    General CommentI love this song. I agree with it completely. I've been to alot of different churches where I just didnt feel welcome whatsoever. Thats why I ended up in the church I'm in because people opened up to me and made me feel like I belonged. I guess as Christians we are the body of Christ and we need to treat other members of the body with love and compassion. We need to reach out with the arms of Christ and help heal wounded souls with the hands of Christ and help teach the world about Him. We need to open up and love our brothers. And get to know them and encourage them in their walks with Christ. It is not up to us to pick and choose who should come. And shouldnt we want to share the joy we've found with everyone?!
    shebalba8on May 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI cant believe that I am the first one to post on this song. This is a song that has so much truth. There is no hidden meaning to it. Because we are the body. Know it, Live it, Love it.
    kris_coloon December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really love the lyrics for this song. How often do people judge others who come to their church or judge other Christians b/c they have beliefs slightly different from theirs? We are all brothers and sisters in Christ, and we must stand together or perish.
    SingMeSweeton February 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfirst off this is a beautiful song. and there really is no hidden meaning. ppl in church need to open up. people get discouraged when they go to a new church or do something in fellowship for the first time, and they get discouraged when they see people aren't open to accept them.. so they keep on walking. need to outreach embrace n love it up dawg
    itzadoodzyon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts a truthful song about how some christians are unopen to others and how some christians only pretend to be christ-like and don't truly live it.
    CorporateSniperon April 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song explains why I left my old church and moved to my new church. Churches need to REACH OUT and love like Christ!
    Kholdsteron October 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsame way for me kholdster.. my church that i grew up in had cliches and.. it felt really uncomfortable. the church i am at now... its like a 180. all it takes is a simple introduction to make a person feel at home. it won't kill ya.. really lol. who are we as sinners to decide who may or may not worship our God in the same building.. simply because of their clothing brand n how shiny their shoes are. if you have time look up the song "my jesus" by todd agnew it talks about that. says something about how jesus wouldn't be accepted in church because "the blood and dirt on his feet might stain the carpet" as he reaches for the hurting and despises the proud. something like that. love it up!
    itzadoodzyon November 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me cry. it's beautiful.
    youweremyfavoriteon December 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentman, i just saw these guys at a praise band conference in atlanta. it was kinda like a private performance for about 150-200 people so they didnt really go "all out" with the show but man, these guys are pretty good for a christian band. i generally dont like christian music, i got nothing against it, its just not my style, but these guys really stand for what they sing about i got limitless respect for that. you could really tell at the conference mark hall(who has an awesome voice by the way) really believed in the words he sand and THAT is what music should be all about. so, anyway, just wanted to say that.. the meaning is kinda obvious so no point in commenting on it. but if you get a chance to see them live, im sure it wont be a waste of time. i mean, of course they cant compare to Pearl Jam or Soundgarden or anyone like that, but as far as a christian band, i cant see anyone who is better (except johnathan and lisa lol)
    PearlJamRuleson July 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is what my church is like. I am the girl. I feel really left out at my church. I'm the "nerd" because I get "good" grades in middle school. (A's and B's)
    Falcon4on December 31, 2009   Link

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