“That’s where Jesus Is” lyric

July 3, 2007 at 5:44 pm (lyrics)

 

Chris writes:

I heard this song last week performed live. There have recently been many politically tinged songs surmising Jesus’ take on White House decisions performed by folks like John Prine, Eliza Gilkyson, and Wil Kimbrough. Rarely will such songs surface within the Evangelical Christian subculture itself. So when I hear the Lost Dogs, a band made up of members of Daniel Amos, The Choir, and the 77s (all bands known as “Christian” bands) singing this song I feel you should take note. This is a band that’s well known and respected within churches and not as well known to the wider country music world, but I think their musical and lyrical ability warrants wider attention.

Song: “That’s Where Jesus Is” by the Lost Dogs
Album: The Lost Cabin and the Mystery Trees

He’s not sittin’ up in the White House

Not subject to your big debate

Keeps His hands completely off Wall Street

Don’t own stocks, bonds or Real Estate

He ain’t up droppin’ bombs on people

Or workin’ on a college degree

He tunes out all them radio blowhards

Can’t stand the networks and religious TV

Chorus:

That’s Jesus in the homeless faces

With the junkies in their livin’ hell

That’s Jesus with the drunks and in

The lonely places

The rest homes and prison cells

That’s where Jesus is

That’s where Jesus is

He don’t hug trees or kill ‘em

Or drive a particular car

Won’t help you write a big hit song

Don’t care how good lookin’ you are

And Jesus won’t be voting

He’s not your party crashin’ dog in this fight

Not a fan rootin’ for your home team

Don’t insure that your future is bright

Chorus:

That’s Jesus in the homeless faces

With the junkies in their livin’ hell

That’s Jesus with the drunks and in

The lonely places

The rest homes and prison cells

That’s where Jesus is

Where we ought to be

Here’s where Jesus works

Inside you and me

With the folks with AIDS

And the suffering kids

That’s where Jesus hangs

That’s where Jesus is

On the corner ‘round the prostitutes

Is where He’ll probably show

He gets invited to church sometimes

And sometimes He don’t go

Don’t care nuthin’ about your status

What you can or you can’t afford

Don’t care if you’re voted best actor

Not impressed with your big award

He’s not in the five star restaurant

Eating a six course meal

He’s not over on some golf course

Discussing the oil deal

He wants our voice (That’s where Jesus is)

That’s how He talks (That’s where Jesus is)

That’s how He walks (That’s where Jesus is)

And He wants our faith (That’s where Jesus is)

But there’s never enough

He wants our hearts (That’s where Jesus is)

That’s how He Loves

Chorus:

That’s where Jesus is

That’s where Jesus is

That’s where Jesus is

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