O Lord, the clouds are gathering
O Lord, the clouds are gathering,
the fire of judgement burns.
How we have fallen!
O Lord, you stand appalled to see
your laws of love so scorned
and lives so broken.
Have mercy, Lord, (have mercy, Lord)
forgive us, Lord, (forgive us, Lord)
restore us, Lord; revive your church again.
Let justice flow, (let justice flow)
like rivers, (like rivers)
and righteousness like a never-failing stream.
(last time only) A never- failing stream.
2. O Lord, over the nations now,
where is the dove of peace?
Her wings are broken,
O Lord, while precious children starve
the tools of war increase,
their bread is stolen.
3. O Lord, when powers are poised to flood
our streets with hate and fear,
we must awaken!
O Lord, let love reclaim the lives
that sin would sweep away,
and let your kingdom come!
4. Yet, Lord, your glorious cross shall tower
triumphant in this land,
through the fire,
your suffering church displays
the glories of her Christ,
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