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COMRADE CHRIST, by                    
First Line: Give us jesus christ, the carpenter
Last Line: Christ, the carpenter, has come again.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ - Life & Ministry

Give us Jesus Christ, the Carpenter.
What to us is your white-liveried God?
O men of the anvil, of the loom, the sod,
They have hid our God in a golden sepulcher;
They have made of our Christ a sniveling, pampered priest,
A paltry giver of fine bread and wine—
Our Christ is a God of men, as Man divine,
Holding in brotherhood the lost and least.

He toils in the desert places by our side;
He delves with us beneath the granite hill;
He weeps above our brothers who have died;
He dreams with us in the darkness hot and still:
No surpliced shriver of the sins of men—
Christ, the Carpenter, has come again.

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