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Gentle Is the Way of Jesus

Gentle is the way of Jesus:
gentle is the healing soul
bandaging the wounds of conflict,
making peace, and making whole;
	gentle is the loving purpose
	calling us to live this part,
	by the chemistry of kindness
	changing our ungentle heart.

Inner violence besets us,
inner sickness, born of strife:
lost, our innocence as children,
lost, the focus of our life,
	hungry in a world of plenty,
	thirsty in the showering rain,
	searching for a sense of meaning,
	seeking soul-food to sustain.

Save us God, from what consumes us,
save us from the selves we hate,
bring us back into your household,
to the home you would create;
	stir in us the daily graces
	that allow your way to start,
	keeping company with Jesus,
	changing our ungentle heart.

Shirley Erena Murray
Words © 2002 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 8189

Collections: |Faith Makes The Song - Murray|

Scriptural Reference: Mark 9:33-41

Theme: Compassion, Peace - Inner, Pilgrimage

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

Suggested Hymn Tune: NEVILLE - McLeod, Jenny (More Hymns | Biography)

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Date Uploaded: Wed Oct 5 15:32:57 2005

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