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4. Your Spirit, God, Moves Us to Pray

Your Spirit, God, moves us to pray
for children in the world today
whose only home may be the street,
who never have enough to eat,
who fear the night, and dread the day,
and cannot go outside to play:
Refrain:
God, bless the children, let them live.
Teach our hearts and hands to give.

Your Spirit, God, moves us to pray
for children in the world today
whose tongues must learn new ways to talk,
who cannot see or hear or walk,
who toil in shops 'til hands are sore,
who mourn their loved ones lost in war:
Refrain

Kind, gentle God, this is our prayer:
that we might learn to love and share
the blessings that you shower down,
a loving home, a friendly town,
good food to eat, warm clothes to wear,
and when we're sick, a doctor's care:
Refrain

Text Information
First Line: Your Spirit, God, moves us to pray
Title: Your Spirit, God, Moves Us to Pray
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1996)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 88.88.88.with refrain
Scripture: Galatians 5:16; Galatians 5:22; Galatians 6:2; Galatians 6:10
Topic: Children: Concern for needs of
Source: Come Away with Me
Language: English
Refrain First Line: God, bless the children, let them live
Notes: Honorable mention in the search for hymns on justice sponsored by Alternatives for Simple Living and the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. The author wrote this text after watching a live broadcast of the Stand for the Children March in Washington, DC, on June 1, 1996.
Copyright: © 1996, 1997Abingdon Press, admin. by The Copyright Company, Nashville, TN
Tune Information
Name: CABIN JOHN
Composer: John D. Horman (1996)
Meter: 88.88.88.with refrain
Key: F Major
Source: Come Away with Me
Copyright: © 1998 Abingdon Press, admin. by The Copyright Co.






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