God of Jeremiah

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Brian Wren
Tune Name: SPRUCE GROVE

Lyrics as Poetry

God of Jeremiah, grieving
with an aching heart
for an empire, unbelieving
as it falls apart,
when your thunder goes unheard,
we will tend the prophet’s word
and in season, out of season,
we will sing your song.When our wound is left to fester,
though the pain goes deep,
when we’ve sown a hundred whirlwinds,
but have yet to reap,
when the platitudes of peace
only make our fears increase,
with a poem and a story
we will sing your song.When the palace looks at poverty
with scornful eyes,
when the scroll of truth is shredded
by a leader’s lies,
when the glory of the cross
is a propaganda gloss,
in the square and in the senate
we will sing your song.We will break the jar of plenty
by the gates of gold,
we will buy a field of promise
when the farm is sold,
at the ending of the dream,
in the death of false esteem,
at the bank and in the market
we will sing your song.We will praise the grainy granite
of the Law’s demands,
and the Life-creating, Lover-
God with wounded hands;
we will spin your storyline
to an empire in decline,
and in exile or in honour
we will sing your song.


Words by
Brian WrenCopyright © 1993 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA,
Canada, Australia and New Zealand.Copyright © 1993 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

Comments About Song

BRIAN WREN
from his book “Piece Together Praise” (p 120):


“July 1989, at Princeton Theological Seminary, with gratitude to Walter Brueggemann for his Summer School lectures on Jeremiah”


Piece Together Praise
(A Theological Journey)
is co-published by:Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, IL USA
(for USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand)Stainer & Bell, Limited
London, England
(for all other countries)

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"GOD OF JEREMIAH"
Verses 1 & 2 played on piano

Scripture References

  • Jeremiah 6:14
  • Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
  • Jeremiah 19:1-3
  • Jeremiah 19:10-12
  • Jeremiah 29:4-14
  • Jeremiah 32:6-15
  • Jeremiah 36
  • Hosea 8:7
  • 2 Timothy 4:2 (KJV)

Season, Theme
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  • Commitment, Dedication
  • Creativity
  • Faith
  • Gifts & Talents
  • Hope
  • Jeremiah
  • Liberation
  • Prophets, Prophecy
  • Unity
  • World
  • Worship

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