Reflect on the Hymn “How Long, O God, How Long?”
How long, O God, how long?
The ancient cry is ours.
We wait in grief and ask how long before we feel your powers.
And why, O God, and why?
We ask with every age
And throw against your distant sky the force of grief and rage.
The cross, O God, the cross!
We think about your Son:
You know the weight and edge of loss, your tears and ours are one.
Your hand, O God, your hand!
We need your hand to hold,
To walk this dark uncharted land where solid meanings fold.
We trust, O God, we trust
In time our grief shall mend.
Transformed by love that shaped our dust, your love that knows no end.
Chalice Hymnal 642
How do these words feel as you reflect on Lent 2021?
What phrase stands out to you when you look over these lyrics?
If you read/sing these words aloud, what word stands out to you today? Why?
Do these familiar words seem different for you this year? If so - why? If not - why not?