Thursday, March 23, 2006

If God had a name

If God had a name, what would it be
And would you call it to his face
If you were faced with him in all his glory
What would you ask if you had just one question

What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home

If God had a face what would it look like
And would you want to see
If seeing meant that you would have to believe
In things like heaven and in jesus and the saints and all the prophets

What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home
He's trying to make his way home
Back up to heaven all alone
Nobody calling on the phone
Except for the pope maybe in rome

What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home
Just trying to make his way home
Like a holy rolling stone
Back up to heaven all alone
Just trying to make his way home
Nobody calling on the phone
Except for the pope maybe in rome

2 comments:

putitthisway said...

the title is wrong i think...should be what if god was one of us

Iris said...

Yes, I know. The correct name of this song should be "What if God was one of us" by Joan Osborne.

But I kinda think that "If God has a name drives home the point more than "What if God was one of us" cos being named means you are just another common person. God is God, he should not have any name to differentiate between Him and us, the named kind.