Composer: Elaine Loukes
Lyricist: Elaine Loukes
Date Written: 2006
Publications: Tune In!
Genre: Contemporary Worship song
Style: Rock Ballad
Vs 1 When our ears are closed to cries of need
Selfish ways that crush and hurt and trample
When minds are set and we don’t want to know
How others stand to lose
While we look for gain
Turning our dulled eyes
From helplessness and pain. Then . . .
Ch Cover us with love and fill our heart with song
Change our narrow ways, give us compassion strong
Be our vision Lord in a world that’s filled with greed
Be our wisdom true, plant in our heart this seed
Vs 2 When we fail to see what we destroy
Gath’ring greedily from nature’s treasure
Understanding little why we feel
The need to take away
The future of us all
Hardening our hearts
To the uniqueness of this place. Then . . .
Vs 3 When our hearts are cold without Your flame
Believing we can live without Your spirit
Convenience when we can ill afford
To mould You or contain
Or put you in Your place
Though foolishly we try
To limit and restrain. So . . .