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Alan Patz, Garden City, Jacksonville

Alan Patz, Garden City, Jacksonville

April 01, 2015

Alan Patz, Garden City, Jacksonville
With real joy, the disciple shares his lyrics for “Thank God I’m a Methodist,” to be sung to the tune of “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” by John Denver.
 
Long ago John W. began his part
When God reached down and warmed his unbelieving heart.
In 1784 we had our start.
Thank God I'm a Methodist!
 
Prevenient, justifying, sanctifying grace
Will all one day enable us to take our place
Before the holy throne of God and see his face.
Thank God I'm a Methodist!
 
(Refrain)
 
We have members to the left and members to the right,
But we all come together and rarely fight.
The Good Shepherd's found us and holds us tight!
Thank God I'm a Methodist!
 
The bishop and the cabinet are doing their thing
Appointing pastors to a church to honor the King;
So the congregation can be transforming.
Thank God I'm a Methodist!
 
Passionate Worship and Hospitality,
Intentional Discipleship, Service Salty,
Extravagant, heart-felt Generosity!
Thank God I'm a Methodist!
 
Bethune Cookman College and F.S.C.,
St. Simons, U.M.C.O.R., Asbury,
The Children's Home, Youth Camp and L.E.C.!
Thank God I'm a Methodist!
 
(Repeat Refrain)
 
Everybody's welcome at communion rail.
Open Hearts to Open Arms is not a tale.
To care about the needy, Oh, we sure don't want to fail!
Thank God I'm a Methodist!
 
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing is in the air.
To baptize we sprinkle on top of the hair.
So bring a covered-dish and pull up a chair!
Thank God I'm a Methodist!
(Repeat Refrain twice)
 
 
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