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These Hills Where the Hawk Flies Lonely

These hills where the hawk flies lonely, 
beaches where the long surf rolls,
mountain where the snows meet heaven,
these are our care. 
Pastures where the sheep graze calmly, 
orchards where the apples grow,
gardens where the roses cluster,
these are our prayer.

Forests where the tree ferns tower, 
rivers running strong and clear,
oceans where the great whales wander,
these are our care, 
Race meeting race equals, 
justice for age-old wrong,
worth for ev'ry man and woman,
these are our prayer.

Cities where young roam restless,
lives brought to deep despair,
homeless and powerless people,
these are our care,
Places where the Word is spoken, 
hands held in serving love, 
faiths of our many cultures,
these are our prayer.

All that the old world gave us, 
all that the new world brings, 
language, ideas and customs,
these are our care,
Life finding joy and value, 
faith seeking truth and light,
God heard and seen in all things,
this be our prayer.

Colin Gibson
Words © 1998 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 8005, 8019

Collections: Songs for a Rainbow People - Gibson|Supplement 99

Scriptural Reference: Luke 2:7-16; Matthew 2:16-18

Theme: Cities, Compassion, Creation, Encouragement, Following & Serving, Freedom-Liberation, Global, God's Attributes/Character, Gospel, Grace, Grace Through Faith, Gratefulness, Grief, Guidance, Healing, Humanity

Author(s): Gibson, Colin (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: KAIKOURA - Gibson, Colin (More Hymns | Biography)

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