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When Human Voices Cannot Sing

When human voices cannot sing
       and human hearts are breaking,
we bring our grief to you, O God,
       who knows our inner aching.

Set free our spirits from all fear --
       the cloud of dark unknowing,
and let the light, the Christ-light show
       the pathway of our going.

Make real for us your holding love,
       the love which is your meaning,
the power to move the stone of death,
       the hope of Easter morning.

And let the one we love now go
       where we, in faith shall follow,
to travel in the Spirit's peace,
       to make an end to sorrow.

Shirley Erena Murray
Words © 1992; LAMENT 1992 Hope Publishing Company

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Collections: In Every Corner Sing - Murray

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Theme: Grief

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

Suggested Hymn Tune: LAMENT (Bray) - Bray, Jillian M. (More Hymns | Biography)

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