"Believe!" I hear the masses call.
"Trust in yourself! For then will all
Your doubts and fears be overcome.
And humanity be one!"
"Believe!" I hear the papal cry
"Trust the Church or else you die.
Trust the priest and let thy mind
Follow sweetly. Faith is blind."
"Believe!" I hear the doctor say.
"You need the drugs for which you pay
The cure is all assured. Be strong!
Our medicine is never wrong."
"Believe!" I see the teacher smile
"Sex-Ed these days is quite worthwhile.
And we must demand compliance
To teach Darwin as a science."
"Believe!" I hear the preacher shout
"Love is what it's all about!
The answer to our every wrong
Is to find out we belong."
"Believe!" The counselor assures
"For trust can open many doors.
Believe your family will give
The love and worth wherewith to live."
"Believe?" Must I again allow
The lie? The taste is bitter now.
Thus I find all faith is gone
In what I once relied upon.
"Believe!" This Voice is quiet: still.
A gentle beckoning of will
To trust. Not man, nor man's device
But in perfected Jesus Christ.
"Believe!" In Him, and in His Name
For He forever is the same.
Thus we joy as we profess
In our God of Righteousness.