Lord, what is all our fighting for?
We train our young to go to war.
A young girl sees the terror spread
As soldiers shoot her parents dead.
Lord, what is our acceptance for?
We tolerate what you abhor.
Each day more little ones are lost;
May we seek truth and count war’s cost.
What can we for repentance bring?
You do not want an offering.
“Do what is just,” you simply say;
“Love what is kind and seek my way.”
Lord, what is all our silence for?
Now make us bold to say, “No more!”
The world need not be what it’s been;
Your peace will reign! Your love will win!
|First Line:||Lord, what is all our fighting for?|
|Title:||Lord, What is All Our Fighting For?|
|Author:||Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2005)|
|Topic:||Justice; Lament; Peacemaking|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 2005 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved|
|Name:||O WALY WALY|
|Harmonizer:||John Weaver (1988)|
|Source:||English Folk Melody|