37. The Storm Came to Honduras

The storm came to Honduras, To Nicaraguan towns;
El Salvador felt anguish As rains came crashing down.
O God of wind and water Who made the sea and sky,
Amid such great destruction, We ask a mournful, "Why?"

Great walls of mud and water Swept homes and towns away:
A thousand Rachels weep now For children lost today,
A million madres mourn now As rivers flood the shore--
O Jesus, friend and Savior, You suffer with the poor.

A weaving loom is shattered, A school in ruin lies,
A bridge is washed down-river, A lonely child cries;
O Spirit, send your comfort-- And give us faith that dares.
For when our neighbors suffer Our lives are bound to theirs.

Text Information
First Line: The storm came to Honduras, to Nicaraguan towns
Title: The Storm Came to Honduras
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: D
Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46; Romans 12:13-15; 1 John 3:17-18
Topic: Justice; Mission
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 1998 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Composer: Hans Leo Hassler (1601)
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1729)
Meter: D
Key: a minor

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