O God, You Call for Justice
AURELIA (126.96.36.199 D) ("The Church's One Foundation")
O God, you call for justice — for goodness, never greed!
You seek a world of fairness where all have what they need —
Where all have food and water and homes in which to thrive,
Where all have hope and laughter and joy to be alive!
O God, you call for kindness instead of keeping score;
You seek a world that welcomes the hungry and the poor.
Lord, where there is injustice may we work to protect
The struggling ones, the voiceless that others would reject.
You call us to walk humbly, for we are not our own;
We all are poor and needy; we need the grace you've shown.
May we respond to others reflecting what you give —
Compassion, kindness, justice — so all may gladly live.
O God, may our great nation seek justice, as we should,
and work with dedication to seek the common good.
We're blessed to be a blessing; may we within our law
Seek justice and compassion that reaches out to all.
Biblical Reference: Micah 6:8
Tune: Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1864 ("The Church's One Foundation")
Alternate tune: ANGEL'S STORY, Arthur Henry Mann, 1888 ("O Jesus, I Have Promised")
Text: Copyright © 2012 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.
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