Break Down The Walls

w/m Dennis Wheeler - 2002

We have been so very good at

Building up the walls

That separate the children

That GOD would call his own

With a prejudice of doctrine

Or of culture it begins

And a judgement based on gender

or the color of one’s skin

 

We must break down the walls

And build up the faith

we must hope in Lord Jesus

And the sacrifice He made.

We must break down the walls

And build up the faith

In the cross we stand together

Members of the human race

 

I may call myself a Christian

Someone different from you

You may not understand my feelings

I may disagree with you

Your church may not be my church

Or Your beliefs my own

But we need not hate each other

God created each his own

 

We must break down the walls

And build up the faith

we must hope in Lord Jesus

And the sacrifice He made.

We must break down the walls

And build up the faith

In the cross we stand together

Members of the human race

 

I’ve been taught by my Lord Jesus

To forgive and forget

To appreciate creation

And that GOD created it

You may not believe that someone

Named as Jesus saves

But I do believe the cross he bore

Was done that I should say

 

 

I must break down the walls

And build up the faith

I must hope in Lord Jesus

And the sacrifice He made.

I must break down the walls

And build up the faith

In the cross we stand together

Members of the human race

 

We must break down the walls

And build up the faith

we must hope in Lord Jesus

And the sacrifice He made.

We must break down the walls

And build up the faith

In the cross we stand together

Members of the human race

Break Down The Walls

Break Down The Walls - Dennis C Wheeler - 2002
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Break Down The Walls
Here, in this song written many years ago, is the essence of 'History Repeats Itself'. It was 2002, right after 9-11. I was creating a special concert event to have just before the Winter Olympics were to be held in Salt Lake City. The tension due to the Middle Eastern origin of 911 was strong. My Christian friends who had migrated from Pakistan to have religious freedom were fearful of reprisal and the politics of the event were high. I was preparing music for a "bring our cultures together" kind of event to reach out beyond the event of 911 to those who were also victims due to the part of the world that they had migrated from. Not too much different than we are experiencing today. Today I no longer live in Salt Lake, I live in El Paso, Texas. No longer is it a theological wall we build, but a physical wall. The song is as appropriate today, if not more so, in light of today's rhetoric.
This music classification is Christian. My primary website is called Unorthodox Christianity. Christian signifies a belief in the teachings of Jesus, believed by many to be the chosen "Christus" of GOD. One that a great many Americans profess to follow, and politicians cling to for votes and pound their chests over. The song calls into question their true conviction to what they profess to believe in challenges them to put their beliefs into action.  They also can be convicted by it. One does not condemn the parent for the acts of a wayward child. We can not punish a culture for the acts of their Leaders.
Take in the song and choose your side of the argument.

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