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They’ll Know Us By Our…….Christian T-Shirts!

Oct 5, 2009
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Our team performed the song "T-Shirts" by Derek Webb this past weekend at The Orchard.  We even had a mini-choir with t-shirts that said the word "LOVE" across the center of them.  And man, they rocked it!  Pretty powerful song with just enough tension to make the right people squirm. :)  

Here are the lyrics:

they'll know us by the t-shirts that we wear
they'll know us by the way we point and stare
at anyone whose sin looks worse than ours
who cannot hide the scars of this curse that we all bare

they’ll know us by our picket lines and signs
they’ll know us by the pride we hide behind
like anyone on earth is living right
and isn’t that why Jesus died
not to make us think we’re right

chorus
when love, love, love
is what we should be known for
love, love, love
it’s the how and it’s the why
we live and breathe and we die

they’ll know us by reasons we divide
and how we can’t seem to unify
because we’ve gotta sing songs a certain style
or we’ll walk right down that aisle
and just leave ‘em all behind

they’ll know us by the billboards that we make
just turning God’s words to cheap clichés
says “what part of murder don’t you understand?”
but we hate our fellow man
and point a finger at his grave


chorus

they'll know us by the t-shirts that we wear
they'll know us by the way we point and stare
telling ‘em their sins are worse than ours
thinking we can hide our scars
beneath these t-shirts that we wear


6 Responses to “They’ll Know Us By Our…….Christian T-Shirts!”

  1. I’d wear that shirt!

  2. Wow. I’m convicted.
    Derek Webb is one of the few artists unafraid to use a prophetic voice to speak truth.
    Thanks for posting.

  3. Love this song!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Jamie Doyle says:

    Scott,
    Love your blog and I enjoy following you on twitter. I’ll have to come out and see what your church does the next time I’m in the area.

  5. Ronel Sidney says:

    I have never heard that song before but I am going to look it up right now and I would for sure wear the t-shirt!!

  6. Kyle Reed says:

    That song is money. Love the message inside of it as well as the action that it calls us to. Wish I could watch the video of your church doing the song.

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