Lent - March 19, 2021

By Hymn Reflection - Friday March 19, 2021

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
CCLI #225547


Reflection Questions:

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?





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