In the crescendo of the world’s beseeching,
the deafening cries of children hurt and hungry,
the agony of tortured, wounded, angry -
See our confusion, in both deed and preaching
We are blinded by abundant certainties
They cancel each the other, leaving only dark;
the opposites, for compromise, too stark.
Derision, enmity our occupational disease.
Turn from the greater needs of human kind
for a moment, show your holy face
and we, as one, acknowledging your grace
may come to unity and peace of mind
At an impasse, more we cannot go.
Strike with your grace, a healing blow.
Music by Gordon Light (1944- ) - Browning - MIDI file transcribed by Douglas Carter
DRAW THE CIRCLE WIDE - theme of the 2007 General Synod meeting in Winnipeg.