We Grieve the Many Thousands

 

 

We Grieve the Many Thousands written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, sung by Rev Dr Ginny Brown Daniel, our Missouri Mid-South Conference Minister
We Grieve the Many Thousands
PASSION CHORALE 7.6.7.6 D (“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”)
We grieve the many thousands —
yet we can’t understand;
we cannot grasp how many
have died throughout this land.
We cannot see their faces
or hear the stories told
of all the ways they blessed us —
the young ones and the old.
O God, we grieve the struggle of those who died alone —
so far from friends and neighbors, from all they’d ever known.
We grieve for precious people
who could not say good-bye;
we weep for those, now mourning, who sit alone and cry.
O God, we grieve for millions
who now are unemployed
who cannot feed their families — whose hope has been destroyed.
We grieve that needed workers must worry for their health
while some with lives of privilege stay home and build their wealth.
O God of love and mercy,
we cry to you, “How long?”
In troubled times remind us:
Your love is ever strong.
Now as we grieve the suffering, Lord, show us how to be
A healing, loving presence
in each community.
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Post Date: December 17, 2020

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