Friday, 18 July 2008

among the nations


After reading Psalm 106
Save us our God, and gather us from among the nations
that we may give thanks to your holy name.

gather us not because we are unlike the nations,
who lust for power and reject humility, kindness and love

gather us not because we are unlike the nations,
who sacrifice children to perversion and forests to progress

gather us not because we are unlike the nations,
who pollute the land with innocent blood

gather us not because we are unlike the nations,
who worship themselves and their own creations

Gather us, Sacred Spirit, from among the nations
as we return to give thanks to your holy name.
 Sarah Agnew



Published in On Wisdom's Wings, Ginninderra Press, 2013. 


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