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I Am Standing Waiting

I am standing waiting,
waiting at your door,
one of hunger's children
from a billion poor,
       though you cannot see me,
       though I am so small --
       listen to my crying,
       crying for us all.

I stand at your table
asking to be fed,
holding up my rice bowl,
begging for your bread,
       I stand at your schoolroom
       longing just to learn,
       hoping that you'll teach me
       ways to live and earn.

I stand at your clinic
begging for vaccine,
I stand at your wash place
where the water's clean,
       I stand at your office,
       beg the Heads of State,
       I am just a child, so
       I must hope and wait.

I stand in your churches,
listen to your prayers,
long to know a God who
understands and cares.
       If there is a God,
       a God who loves the poor,
       I'm still standing waiting,
       waiting at your door.

Shirley Erena Murray
Words © 1992 Hope Publishing Company

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Collections: Come, You People of the Promise - Patterson|Every Day in Your Spirit - Murray|In Every Corner Sing - Murray

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Theme: Adversity, Children, Outreach, Refugees

Author(s): Murray, Shirley Erena (More Hymns | Biography)

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Poetic Meter: 11.11.11.11.

Date Uploaded: Thu Jun 5 13:56:08 2008

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