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God! When Human Bonds Are Broken

God! When human bonds are broken
and we lack the love or skill
to restore the hope of healing,
give us grace and make us still.

Through that stillness, with your Spirit
come into our world of stress,
for the sake of Christ forgiving
all the failures we confess.

You in us are bruised and broken:
hear us as we seek release
from the pain of earlier living;
set us free and grant us peace.

Send us, God of new beginnings,
humbly hopeful into life;
use us as a means of blessing:
make us stronger, give us faith.

Give us faith to be more faithful,
give us hope to be more true,
give us love to go on learning:
God! Encourage and renew!

Fred Kaan
Words © 1989 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 8064, 8020

Collections: Planting Trees and Sowing Seeds - Kaan|The Only Earth We Know - Kaan|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: Genesis 12:2-3; 1 John 1:9; Romans 8:26-27

Theme: Confession, Faith, Faithfulness, Forgiveness, Grief, Healing, Holy Spirit, Penitence, Reconciliation, Suffering

Author(s): Kaan, Fred (More Hymns | Biography)

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Poetic Meter: 8.7.8.7.

Date Uploaded: Thu Jun 4 14:41:18 2009

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