75b. Lord, What is All Our Fighting For?

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!

Text Information
First Line: Lord, what is all our fighting for?
Title: Lord, What is All Our Fighting For?
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2005)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: LM
Scripture: Isaiah 2:4; Matthew 5:9; Micah 4:3; Micah 6:8
Topic: Justice; Lament; Peacemaking
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 2005 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Name: TALLIS' CANON
Composer: Thomas Tallis
Meter: LM
Key: G Major



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