Teach us, O loving heart of Christ

Teach us, O loving heart of Christ

Author: Shirley Erena Murray
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1 Teach us, O loving heart of Christ
what only love can say:
'Father, forgive' and still forgive
the blindness of our way.

2 Torn is the world you came to save,
it bleeds from hands and side:
slow is your Church to bear the scars
of suffering love that died.

3 We have not found your way of peace,
though lack of peace is death:
we have not fed with word or bread
the hungry of the earth.

4 Christ in whose hands were thrust the nails,
who yet for us could pray:
forgive the things we have not done,
the words we do not say.

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Author: Shirley Erena Murray

SHIRLEY ERENA MURRAY (b. 1931) is a hymn text writer, born in Invercargill, New Zealand in 1931. Her texts have appeared in more than 100 collections worldwide and have been translated into several languages. She has been an editor with the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust and received international acclaim for her writing, including being made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music (2006) and becoming a Member of the NZ Order of Merit (2001) for services to the community through hymn writing. She is the first citizen to be so honored. Most recently, she has been honored by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada at its July 2009 annual conference by being named a Fellow of the Society in recognition of her contributions as a hymn… Go to person page >


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