953. O Lord, the clouds are gathering

Author: Graham Kendrick

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,
evil confounding;
through the fire,
your suffering church displays
the glories of her Christ,
praises resounding.

Scriptures: 1 Kings 19:10, 1 Kings 19:14, 1 Samuel 4, Ezra 9:6-15, Habakkuk 3:2, Matthew 6:10, Luke 11:2, Amos 1, 1 Corinthians 1:18, Amos 5:24, Lamentations 4:4, Nehemiah 9:32-35, Ecclesiastes 3:16, Isaiah 33:1, Daniel 9:1-19, Daniel 9:19, Joel 2:2, Amos 5:18-20, Micah 3:6, 1 Corinthians 4:9-13

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