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Sing We of the Modern City

Sing we of the modern city,
scene alike of joy and stress;
sing we of its nameless people
in their urban wilderness.
Into endless rows of houses
life is set a million-fold,
life expressed in human beings
daily born and growing old.

In the city full of people,
world of speed and hectic days,
in the ever-changing setting
of the latest trend or craze,
Christ is present, and among us 
in the crowd we see him stand.
in the bustle of the city
Jesus Christ is 'Everyman'.

God is not remote in heaven
but on earth to share our shame,
changing graph and mass and numbers
into persons with a name.
Christ has shown, beyond statistics,
human life with glory crowned,
by his timeless presence proving:
people matter, people count!

Fred Kaan
Words © 1968 Hope Publishing Company


Product Code: 8064

Collections: The Hymn Texts of Fred Kaan - Kaan|The Only Earth We Know - Kaan

Scriptural Reference:

Theme: Humanity, Love, Love for Others

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

Suggested Hymn Tune: HYMN TO JOY - Beethoven, Ludwig van (More Hymns | Biography)

Poetic Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.

Date Uploaded: Fri Jun 5 10:01:32 2009

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