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Our Cities Cry to You, O God

Our cities cry to you, O God,
     from out their pain and strife;
you made us for yourself alone,
     but we choose alien life.
Our goals are pleasure, gold and power;
     injustice stalks our earth;
in vain we seek for rest, for joy,
     for sense of human worth.

Yet still you walk our streets, O Christ!
     We know your presence here
where humble Christians love and serve
     in godly grace and fear.
O Word made flesh, be seen in us!
     May all we say and do
affirm you God Incarnate still
     and turn sad hearts to you!

Your people are your hands and feet
     to serve your world today,
our lives the book our cities read
     to help them find your way.
O pour your sovereign Spirit out
     on heart and will and brain:
inspire your Church with love and power
     to ease our cities' pain!

O healing Savior, Prince of Peace,
     salvation's Source and Sum,
for you our broken cities cry--
     O come, Lord Jesus, come!
With truth your royal diadem,
     with righteousness your rod,
O come, Lord Jesus, bring to earth
     the City of our God!

Margaret Clarkson
Words © 1987 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 390, 923, 1996, 8020

Collections: 100 Hymns of Hope|A Singing Heart - Clarkson|Supplement 96|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: Luke 19:41; Acts 18:10; 1 Corinthians 12:14-16, 16:22; 1 Peter 5:5-6; 2 Corinthians 3:2; Isaiah 9:6, 53:5-6; John 1:14; Matthew 9:36, 18:20, 23:12; Revelation 22:20

Theme: Church - Ministry, Cities, Evangelism, Following & Serving, Incarnation, Jesus Christ - Presence, Justice & Peace, Kingdom of God, Mission, Second Coming of Christ

Author(s): Clarkson, Margaret (More Hymns | Biography)

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