O WALY WALY 126.96.36.199 (“Though I May Speak”)
Where are you, God? We long to know.
At times, our sorrows overflow.
Then others ask the question, too.
“Where is your God?” —they say of you.
We’ve seen the wages of our sin;
we’ve dreamed of things that might have been.
We’ve given in to hate and fear;
we’ve pushed away those you hold dear.
May we put feasts and games aside;
may we tear down the walls of pride.
We’re sorry, Lord! We’ve turned from you!
So now we ask “What can we do?”
Still you are gracious, loving, kind.
We’ll turn around! Now is the time!
These Lenten days, O God, may we
become your blest community.
Biblical References: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b
Tune: Traditional English melody
Text: Copyright © 2019 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.