We are Sinners
Nothing but sin
Gravely we have sinned;
Worthless, utterly useless;
We fell on our necks
With broken limbs, burnt
The sting on our tongues;
We are not of Spirit
Human beings, destitute
Hunting for prey;
Night and day disbanded
Starvation, hunger to be fed
There will be bloodshed;
So say a few prayers
Fast, be giving in praise
We are no longer slaves;
God has mercy
Acknowledgement of sin
Brings life for eternity;
Forgiven, because we are Sinners.
The day begins before sunrise
The atmosphere replete with demise;
The cold scattered about the room
The morning awash with gloom.
The daybreak demands prayer-time
The sky brightens and the sun climbs;
The rays cast shadows over the moon
The morning desires to be rid of gloom.
The birds depart their nest, animals rise,
The air breathes life, the daytime inspires;
The bells hark glory, God is praised
The congregation alight, through Jesus Christ;
The stage, full of darkness and light
The gloom was but a passing fright.
The Lord works mysterious wonders:
When we are tired, he brings strength
When we are hungry, he feeds us
When we are angry, he calms
When we are jealous, he forgives
When we are shallow, he is wise.
If the Lord is our vessel:
We are set free, without limitation;
When lost, we seek welcome shelter
When starved, providence provides
When lonely, loved
When restless, inspired.
The Lord is all of these things
and many more through Christ,
the Son of Man.