When We Are Blind

When we are blind to the judgment of love,

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2002)
Tune: DESIRE FOR PEACE
Published in 1 hymnal

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When we are blind to the judgment of love,
and tempted to stray from the way of the dove,
God, show us, through prophets, your vision for peace:
"Let justice prevail, that warfare may cease."

When we are deaf to your holy command,
unwilling to listen to what you demand,
God, give us in Jesus new orders for peace:
"Let justice prevail, that warfare may cease."

When we are lame with excuses, and fear
enfeebles our power to make your will clear,
God, send your bold Spirit with mandates for peace:
"Let justice prevail, that warfare may cease."

When we are silent, reluctant to speak
for those who are hungry, or homeless, or weak,
God, loosen our tongues to declare for your peace:
"Let justice prevail, that warfare may cease."


Source: The Song Lingers On: new hymns for our journey of faith #16

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

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First Line: When we are blind to the judgment of love,
Title: When We Are Blind
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2002)
Meter: 10.11.11.10
Source: The Song Lingers On

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The Song Lingers On: new hymns for our journey of faith #16

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