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God Weeps

God weeps
                   at love withheld,
                   at strength misused,
                   at children's innocence abused,
and till we change the way we love,
                                                              God weeps.

God bleeds
                   at anger's fist,
                   at trust betrayed,
                   at women battered and afraid,
and till we change the way we win,
                                                              God bleeds.

God cries
                   at hungry mouths,
                   at running sores,
                   at creatures dying without cause,
and till we change the way we care,
                                                              God cries.

God waits   
                   for stones to melt,
                   for peace to seed,
                   for hearts to hold each other's need,
and till we understand the Christ,
                                                              God waits.

Shirley Erena Murray
Words © 1996 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 8189, 8019, 1996

Collections: 100 Top Hope Hymns|Every Day in Your Spirit - Murray|Faith Makes The Song - Murray|Supplement 96|Supplement 99

Scriptural Reference: Romans 8:18-25

Theme: Compassion, Grief, Healing, Justice & Peace, Mercy

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

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Poetic Meter: 6.4.8.10.

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

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