Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus (Outside the church there is no salvation)

Background

Despite what the title suggestswhen I wrote “Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus…” in April 2016, it wasn’t intended to be religious per se.  Sure, it’s moral and the phrase is Latin and part of Catholocism, but it was devised largely as a secular song.  Taken from a spiritual angle, this is more about relying on the shallow to fulfill something that can only be fulfilled by God.  I’ve recorded this one, as I do most of my songs, but you’ll just have to enjoy the spiritual lyrics for this one at this time.

 Verse 1: 

Looking for everyway possible,

To find soul-saving grace.

But I didn’t want to find it traditionally,

Eschewal by means of the church.

One old book must be irrelevant,

As these pleasures and fruits of the world.

Surely physically it’s enough to protect me

From the wrath of the devil, see I

Pre-Chorus:  

I was hoping, I was praying

I could be saved by her love and her touch.

Even though, going in I knew

That wasn’t possible, no no

Chorus: 

Cause outside the church, 

There is no salvation, no saving grace. 

No club could save me, no no

Her love couldn’t save me, and I couldn’t save myself. 

Verse 2: 

Looking for my redemption every else

But the doors of the sanctuary, I

I was hoping that sweet sanctuary would be

Sanctification in her arms, kisses, touches

More Song of Solomon taken out of context

That’s the only book that had appeal to me

Hoping she’d be omnipotent, spiritual advisor

Even though, I knew, all in all, it was sacrilege

Pre-Chorus:  

I was hoping, I was praying

I could be saved by her love and her touch.

Even though, going in I knew 

That wasn’t possible, no no

Chorus: 

Cause outside the church, 

There is no salvation, no saving grace. 

No club could save me, no no

Her love couldn’t save me, and I couldn’t save myself. 

Bridge: 

Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus

Outside the church, there’s no salvation!

The perks of her body, it’s temporary atonement

Cause only HE, the great I AM, he’s the only one

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