The Christian Thing (single version)

by Jono Manson

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I have been to Bethlehem and up on Calvary
But I don't believe a son of God was born and died for me
Still I have read your bible, Old Testament and New
Between the lines, I have divined, the Christian thing to do

I seek no prize in Heaven, nor fear the fires of hell
I will not join the holy war against your infidel
But I will fight for freedom, for happiness and truth
I will soldier on for peace; the Christian thing to do

And when my brother's homeland is torn apart by war
I will not leave him starving, outside the golden door
I will open wide the gates and let him pass right through
And love him as I would myself; the Christian thing to do

Love is my salvation, I need no second birth
I still believe in paradise, here upon the earth
With conscience as my compass, my heart will know the route
And I'll strive walk in righteousness; the Christian thing to do.


released May 12, 2017
Words and Music by Jono Manson
Magic Request Music / BMI
Administered by Little Brother Music


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Jono Manson Santa Fe, New Mexico

We weren't accomplished enough to copy the songs that we heard on the radio, so we had no choice but to make up our own”, says Jono Manson of his first band which he formed in 1968, at the age of seven. So began the career of this prolific singer/songwriter and veteran performer. ... more

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