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Good Friday 2013
Christ Church (Parish) Church
Fredericton, New Brunswick
March 29, 2013 12 Noon - 3:00 p.m.
The Reverend Anthony Kwaw
Rector of Fredericton
The Reverend Canon Jim Irvine
Let Streams of Living Justice
Let streams of living justice flow down upon the earth;
Give freedomís light to captives, let all the poor have worth.
The hungryís hands are pleading, the workers claim their rights,
The mourners long for laughter, the blinded seek for sight.
Make liberty a beacon, strike down the iron power,
Abolish ancient vengeance: proclaim your peopleís hour.
The dreaded disappearance of family and friend;
The torture and the silence: the fear that knows no end;
The mother with her candle; the child who holds a gun,
The old one nursing hatred; all seek release to come.
Each candle burns for freedom; each lights a tyrantís fall;
Each flower placed for martyrs gives tongue to silenced call.
For healing of the nations, for peace that will not end,
For love that makes us lovers, God grant us grace to mend.
Weave our varied gifts together; knit our lives as they are spun;
on your loom of time enroll us till our thread of life is run.
O great Weaver of our fabric, bind Church and world in one,
Dye our texture with your radiance, light our colors with your sun.
Your cityís built to music, we are the stones you seek;
Your harmony is language; we are the words you speak.
Our faith we find in service, our hope in otherís dreams,
Our love in hand of neighbor; our homeland brightly gleams.
Inscribe our hearts with justice; you way, the path untried;
Your truth, the heart of stranger; your life the Crucified.
Written as a response to Tiananmen Square 1989
Lyrics: William Whitla 1989
Tune: Thaxted by Gustav Holst 1921
2011 Come and Follow Me