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Zen Gospel Singing (Mark Graham) I once was a Baptist and on each Sunday morn I'd be in church praying just as sure as you're born. We'd sing there like angels in sweet harmony But sin and salvation are no longer for me. Cause now I'm a Buddhist I chant my mantra each day But I miss that good singing in the old Gospel way. We sing of old Buddha and the wonders of Zen. We'll meet in Nirvana, yes we'll be there then. Now my old friends don't like me since I shaved my head and they all talk about me as if I were dead. My good old Zen buddies they think I'm ok, But I can't get them singing more than one note a day. We sit here cross legged eating brown rice and cheese and we chant out our mantra in four square harmony. We don't sing of salvation or a heavenly home. It's Zen gospel singing, just Om Om, sweet Om. Copyright Mark Graham LZ
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