When We Are Blind

When we are blind to the judgment of love,

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2002)
Tune: DESIRE FOR PEACE
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

When we are blind to the judgment of love,
and tempted to stray from the way of the dove,
God, show us, through prophets, your vision for peace:
"Let justice prevail, that warfare may cease."

When we are deaf to your holy command,
unwilling to listen to what you demand,
God, give us in Jesus new orders for peace:
"Let justice prevail, that warfare may cease."

When we are lame with excuses, and fear
enfeebles our power to make your will clear,
God, send your bold Spirit with mandates for peace:
"Let justice prevail, that warfare may cease."

When we are silent, reluctant to speak
for those who are hungry, or homeless, or weak,
God, loosen our tongues to declare for your peace:
"Let justice prevail, that warfare may cease."

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When we are blind to the judgment of love,
Title: When We Are Blind
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2002)
Meter: 10.11.11.10
Source: The Song Lingers On

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