Hymn in Response to 9/11

God’s on our side and God will grieve

at carnage, loss and death;

for Jesus wept, and we will weep,

with every grieving breath.


God’s on their side, the enemy,

the ones we would despise;

God quench our vengeance, still our pride,

Don’t let our anger rise.


God’s on each side, God loves us all,

and through our hurt and pain

God shares the anguish, nail-scarred hands

reach out – love must remain.


God show us how to reconcile

each difference and fear,

that we might learn to love again

and dry the other’s tear.


Andrew Pratt copyright Stainer & Bell Ltd

Tune: Amazing Grace

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