God, We Have Heard It
HERZLIEBSTER JESU (184.108.40.206) ("Ah, Holy Jesus")
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!
Tune: Johann Crueger, 1640 ("Ah, Holy Jesus")
Text: Copyright © 1999 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.
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for churches to end gun violence,
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God of Mercy, You Have Shown Us.