Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Prayer For Peace

                 by Jim Rapp

It would take a thousand, thousand years,
Immersed in countless bitter tears,
Surrounded and engulfed in fears,
With no hope that helps or cheers,
To requite the grief they've borne,
Of the bodies racked and torn,
By the shells, and hate's cruel storms,
Hopelessly and helplessly forlorn.
And even that would not repay
For a single anguished day,
Watching innocents who lay,
Bleeding precious life away.

God, who through eternity's long years,
Have beheld your own Son's tears;
Comforted his anguish-spoken fears –
Come now – draw this broken planet near.

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