(If) The World Is Your Own

(parody of "A World of Our Own" by the Seekers)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: I John 2:15 warns us, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." Too many Christians seem to take this passage as a suggestion, rather than as a command and as a warning. This world is not our home; we should not put down roots and get too comfortable here.

It is your life, all right, you live it as you like.
When your prayers have been muzzled and your life isn't right,
Will His call fade away? You're living alone
When you live like the world is your own.

But if the world is your own, I know that I am scared
And tomorrow you'll grieve (o'er) what you'll find out there.
I don't know if you're blind, or just disinclined
But you live like the world is your own.

He gives love from above, He's tried to prove He's just —
"Only I can be keeping you; you're wrong, you won't trust."
But you've tripped in His race, your heart's not His throne.
Can you be without your Cornerstone?

But if the world loves its own, it doesn't want to share,
And the Spirit is grieved and is pining there.
I don't know what you'll find, but it won't be kind
When you live like the world is your own.

solo - like a verse

But when the world is disowned, you're casting all your cares.
If you just will receive, you will find He's there.
If you guard heart and mind, you'll seek and you'll find
When you live with this world all disowned.

2nd half of chorus:
And I know God is kind; once free, you will find
He'll forgive, for your Lord has atoned!

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