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COMPLAINER

Tune Information

Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6
Key: E♭ Major
Source: W. Walker's Southern Harmony

Texts

O God, Your Justice Towers


O God, your justice towers above our human plane,
while nation vies with nation in restless search of
gain.
Where lust for wealth corrupts us, God, turn our
hearts again.
Let justice roll like waters, a mighty, cleansing
stream!

O God, your eye, unsleeping, beholds inequity,
while we, replete with riches, grow blind to poverty.
Correct our darkened vision until the truth we see.
Let justice roll like waters, a mighty, cleansing
stream.

O God, your heart is breaking where wretched
millions lie,
where people wander homeless and famished
children die.
Renew in us compassion and teach our hearts to
cry:
Let justice roll like waters, a mighty, cleansing
stream!

Where evil still is coursing, a foul, defiling stream,
fulfill among earth’s people your prophets ancient
dream!
God, stir us with your passion; this wayward world
redeem,
till justice rolls like waters, a mighty cleansing
stream!

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Cuando al Jordán fue Cristo

I am a great complainer, that bears the name of Christ


I am a great complainer, that bears the name of Christ;
Come, all ye Zion mourners, and listen to my cries:
I've many sore temptations, and sorrows to my soul;
I feel my faith declining, and my affections cold.

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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #152TextPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #269Text
Chalice Hymnal #177
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #125
Sing Justice! Do Justice! #9
Sing! A New Creation #272Audio
The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #141
The United Methodist Hymnal #252TextAudio
Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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