Saturday, 10 January 2015

PARIS SHOOTINGS - HYMN IN RESPONSE



Definitive - French Killings hymn - This version should be used from now to replace the previous version.


Hopeless to help in this violence, this crisis,
here in the focus of bloodshed and fear,
common humanity binds us together,
love at the centre, not hatred's veneer.

Jewish and Christian and Muslim together,
all the world’s people, we each have a place.
Love is our purpose when those filled with hatred
break down relationships, nullify grace.

Give me your hand, then let peace grow between us,
let us rebuild what distrust might destroy.
Now in this moment we'll make a commitment,
love is the weapon we'll use and deploy.
Andrew Pratt 20/1/2015 & 18/1/2015

Tune: STEWARDSHIP
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