Pure Religion
Words and music by Jason Bellard

Chords (F# C# D# B )
// or tune guitar down a whole step and play in G ( G D/F# Em C )

Verse 1
She just turned 63 and her lifestyle wasn’t at all what it was cracked up to be
Oh, how she wished she’d spent more time to seek eternity
And now the lights are growing dim on mortal life
In her rocking chair she spends her days and nights in deep despair
Oh, he promised that he always would be there,
But just two years ago her husband died

Chorus
Pure religion is to be there for the widows and the orphans,
And to keep ourselves unspotted from the world
It’s the thing that’s undefiled before the Lord
Pure religion is to be there for the widows and the orphans,
And to keep ourselves unspotted from the world
It is precious and undefiled before the Lord

Verse 2
He just turned 16 and for quite some time he’s lived out on the streets
He’s surviving off the dealer down the road, for his earthly father left some time
ago
And he needs comfort, he needs shelter from those long and lonely nights
Oh, he never got a chance to start out right
And he’s longing just to find an ounce of hope