Beauty for brokenness, hope for despair
Lord, in the suffering, this is our prayer.
Bread for the children; Justice, joy, peace
Sunrise to sunset Your kingdom increase!
Shelter for fragile lives, cures for their ills
Work for the craftsman trade for their skills
Land for the dispossessed rights for the weak
Voices to plead the cause of those who can’t speak.
God of the poor, friend of the weak
Give us compassion we pray
Melt our cold hearts, let tears fall like rain
Come, change our love from a spark to a flame
Refuge from cruel wars; havens from fear
Cities for sanctuary; freedoms to share
Peace to the killing-fields; scorched earth to green.
Christ for the bitterness; His cross for the pain
Rest for the ravaged earth, oceans and streams
Plundered and poisoned; Our future, our dreams
Lord, end our madness, carelessness, greed
Make us content with the things that we need
Lighten our darkness, breathe on this flame
Until your justice burns brightly again
Until the nations learn of your ways
Seek your salvation and bring you their praise
Words & Music: Graham Kendrick © 1993 Make Way Music