1 Why stand so far away, my God?
Why hide in times of need?
The proud, unbridled, chase the poor,
and curse you in their greed.
2 Why do you hide when, full of lies,
they murder and betray?
They wait to pounce upon the weak
as lions stalk their prey.
3 The weak are crushed and fall to earth;
the wicked strut and preen.
Why in these cruel, chaotic times
cannot your face be seen?
4 In ages past you heard the voice
of those the proud oppress.
Remember those who suffer now,
who cry in deep distress.
5 Arise, O God, and lift your hand;
bring justice to the poor.
Come, help us stop the flow of blood!
Let terror reign no more!
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Songbook: Glory to God
Song key: Fm
Wyeth's "Repository of Sacred Music"
Tune Name: MORNING SONG
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Key line: Why stand so far away, my God?