Jennifer Gillenwater

Jennifer Gillenwater

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Inmigrante

Written By: Jennifer Gillenwater

Inmigrante

Inmigrante, swims across the Rio Grande
leaves family, his home and his friends
for the land of the red, white and blue
might make his dreams come true

CHORUS
But there ain't no welcome mat
they say, just turn back
we have problems of our own
just go back home,
Inmigrante

Just a mother on her own
cross the desert so scared and alone
Coyote, takes the money and he runs
her faith in freedom vanished like the sun

CHORUS
And there ain't no welcome mat
they say just turn back
we have problems of our own
just go back home,
Inmigrante

(Instrumental)

Inmigrante, after World War Two
found a place that welcomed you with open arms
He's your neighbor, the one that looks like you
after all, we're all inmigrantes

CHORUS
We laid out the welcome mat
we said, now don't turn back
your problems are our own
please don't go back home,
Inmigrante

(softly)
What if Jesus were an inmigrante?
would you turn Him away and cast Him out?
Or His Father, would you tell Him to go away?
America, open your heart
and welcome the inmigrante