Violence of Love

Wes Tillett

Need a little violence of love
Just a little aggression of love
Not the violence of, not the violence of hate
Not the violence of, not the violence of war
Just a little violence of love

To cut off our arms of greed
To cut off our legs of pride
To cut out our eyes of lies
The violence of love

To kill off our unjust gain
To kill off our selfish ways
To kill off our fear and hate
The violence of love
The violence of love

Need a little grace with our works
Just a little works with our grace
Not the grace which, not the grace which denies
Not the works which, not the works which divide
Just a little Christ-likeness, love
Christ-likeness, love

And you can only do it, can only do it to yourself
One can only do it, can only do it to oneself
Come, my brothers, do it, come on and do it to yourselves
Come, my sisters, do it, come on and do it to yourselves
The violence of love
The violence of love
Christ-likeness, love
The violence of love


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