Now, Judah

(parody of "Brown Sugar" by the Rolling Stones)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: Judah, son of Jacob, was hardly someone you'd call a positive role model. It was his idea to sell his brother Joseph into slavery, and his treatment of his daughter-in-law Tamar was beyond scandalous. Yet God chose him as the ancestor of King David and his royal line, and ultimately of Jesus Himself. Why? It's just another proof that God loves us, not because of who we are or what we do, but in spite of them.


Sold Joe, slave from brother, so it seems.
Goin' down to Potiphar and no more dreams.
You deceive your father, is it all right?
How'd you get to live, the first among twelve tribes?

Chorus:
Now, Judah, how come your fate's so good?
Now, Judah, who ever thought you would?

Sometime on the road, saw a babe that's hot.
Lady was a harlot and was your daughter-in-law.
Oh, boy, now you got to treat her real nice.
David's your descendant, how'd you get that right?

Chorus:
Now, Judah, not sure you understood.
Now, Judah, who thought that you'd make good?

You told your papa you would intervene
And watch your brother, named Benjameen.
You're no angel but you did it all right.
How'd you get to be ancestor of our Christ?

chorus

I said Yah...weh... chose... you!
Not 'cause you, not 'cause you act so good.
Yah...weh... chose... you!
I said Yah...weh... chose... you!
Not 'cause you, not 'cause you act so good.
Yah...weh... chose... you!

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