Pakistan school attack - hymn
It seems inhuman, who could kill
a single mother's child?
What bitter hatred fires a man?
It seems they had run wild.
Good God, could you not intervene?
Yet once upon a cross
you interposed your human life
and suffered utter loss.
Is this the answer that you give:
use love to counter hate?
And have we courage, dare we risk,
before it is too late.
These children died as martyrs to
the violence we can spawn,
and still we pray, but will we act
to bring a peaceful dawn?
© Andrew Pratt 18/12/2014
Tune: AMAZING GRACE
Hymn written in response to the Taliban attack at a school in Peshawar killed 141 people, mostly children.
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