Sunday, February 3, 2013

Lyrics: God We Have Heard It

This was sung at the opening of a panel discussion that I participated in today at First United Methodist Church in Eugene, in memory of the Sandy Hook victims, sung to the tune of "Ah Holy Jesus".

"God We Have Heard It"
by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (copywrite 1999)

God, we have heard it, sounding in the silence:
News of the children, lost to this world's violence.
Children of promise!  Then without a warning,
Loved ones are mourning.

Jesus, you came to bear our human sorrow;
You came to give us hope for each tomorrow.
You are our life, Lord, God's own love revealing.
We need your healing!

Heal us from giving weapons any glory;
Help us, O Prince of Peace, to hear your story;
Help us resist the evil all around here;
May love abound here!

By your own Spirit, give your church a clear voice;
In this world's violence, help us make a new choice.
Help us to witness to the joy your peace brings,
Until your world sings!