Wounded World That Cries for Healing

an overtly political hymn about health and welfare

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Shirley Erena Murray
Tune Name: MOUNT SEYMOUR

Lyrics as Poetry

Wounded world that cries for healing –
here we hold each other’s pain,
wounded systems, bruised and bleeding
bear the load, the scars of strain;
dollars ration out compassion,
hard decisions rule the day,
Jesus of the healing Spirit,
free us to an other way!Through our nation’s spent frustration,
through the corridors of stress
may there move a kindlier wisdom
all may feel, and all may bless;
tax and tithe are for a purpose
shared to shield the poor and weak:
past the symptoms of our sickness
let the voice of justice speak.Honour those whose loving spirit
nurses hope, restores and heals,
towel and basin used in service
like the Christ who comes and kneels;
in the tending, in the mending
may we see the right and fair,
in our common quest for wholeness
heal each other by our care.


Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 1996 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA


Audio Sample

WOUNDED WORLD
THAT CRIES FOR HEALING
One Verse
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Compassion
  • Heal, Healing
  • Human Relationships
  • Justice, Human Rights
  • Lent
  • Relationships∶ relationships with others
  • Suffering
  • Wholeness
  • Witness
  • World

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