We utter our cry: that peace may prevailAuthor: Fred Kaan (1983)
Tune: PADERBORN (51123)
Published in 4 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI
1 We utter our cry: that peace may prevail,
that earth will survive, and faith must not fail.
We pray with our life for the world in our care,
for people diminished by doubt and despair.
2 We cry from the fright of our daily scene
for strength to say "No" to all that is mean:
designs bearing chaos, extinction of life,
all energy wasted on weapons of death.
3 We lift up our hearts for children unborn;
give wisdom, O God, that we may hand on,
replenished and tended, this good planet Earth,
preserving the future and wonder of birth.
4 Creator of life, come, share out, we pray,
your Spirit on earth, revealing the Way
to leaders conferring round tables for peace,
that they may from bias and guile be released.
5 Come with us, Lord; love, in protest and march,
and help us to fire with passion your church,
to match all our statements and lofty resolve
with being, unresting, in action involved.
6 Whatever the ill or pressure we face,
Lord, hearten and heal, give insight and grace
to think and make peace with ech heartbeat and breath,
choose Christ before Caesar and life before death!
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Baptist Hymnal 1991 #631||We Utter Our Cry||We utter our cry: that peace may prevail||LYONS||Fred Kaan||10.10.11.11.||Psalm 61:2||1991|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #439||We Utter Our Cry||We utter our cry: that peace may prevail||PADERBORN||Fred Kaan||10 10.11 11||1989||Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace | Social Holiness; Peace, World ||
|The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #145||[We Utter Our Cry]||[We Utter Our Cry]||PADERBORN||Fred Kaan; Charles Wesley||1993|
|The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #146||[We Utter Our Cry]||[We Utter Our Cry]||PADERBORN||Fred Kaan; Charles Wesley||1993|