Hymn for the Refugee

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The Syrian Crisis: no words can express my deep sadness and horror, however this hymn that I have written makes a start.

Tune is Scarlet Ribbons .

Hymn for the Refugee Crisis
(Tune Scarlett Ribbons )

See them line the dusty pathways,
Burdened with the pains of life.
Walking from their ruined homeland,
memories shattered left behind.
God, we see your tears and suffering
in the child, the youth the aged;
Open now the gates of Justice!
Open now the gates of Love!

………………………………….
As we watch and see your people,
Stranger in a stranger land.
Searching for a liberation,
yearning for an outstretched hand.
Now comes death and then refusal,
What will bar our way to peace?
Open now the gates of Welcome!
Open now the gates of Grace!

……………………………………..
Christ we see your face among them,
give acceptance one and all.
No more questions, no more queries,
Move our hearts to stop their fall.
Spirit, help us lift your people,
Carry loads too hard to bear.
Open now the gates of Heaven !
Open now the gates of Hope !

©Ruth Dillon 2015
Tune Scarlett Ribbons

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