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A Prayer for my people

by Nigel G. Weekes

Heavenly Father, God above

 

Look down on us with tender love

Thy children sit ‘neath Soufriere’s hill

Their fate, we know will be your will

But if on you their hearts they keep

Should one not wake from slumber’s sleep

Their soul to you, be taken home

In ash and dust no more to roam

No life will ever be the same

We all will be forever changed

You promised angels to stand by

So send them now, and heed our cry

Send goodness, mercy, faith and peace

To watch and wait till ash-clouds cease

And for the children, Lord we pray

You’d give them strength to face today

Tomorrow is unknown, we know

And yesterday, there was a flow

A brother’s keeper lends a hand

The truth, we do not understand

So for my people, I say this prayer

For all Montserratians, everywhere

For those who still at home remain

And those of us who feel their pain

Let distance not our eyes keep tight

But join right in and share the plight

Please keep them, Lord from fear and shame

This I ask, in Jesus’ name.

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by Nigel G. Weekes

Heavenly Father, God above

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Look down on us with tender love

Thy children sit ‘neath Soufriere’s hill

Their fate, we know will be your will

But if on you their hearts they keep

Should one not wake from slumber’s sleep

Their soul to you, be taken home

In ash and dust no more to roam

No life will ever be the same

We all will be forever changed

You promised angels to stand by

So send them now, and heed our cry

Send goodness, mercy, faith and peace

To watch and wait till ash-clouds cease

And for the children, Lord we pray

You’d give them strength to face today

Tomorrow is unknown, we know

And yesterday, there was a flow

A brother’s keeper lends a hand

The truth, we do not understand

So for my people, I say this prayer

For all Montserratians, everywhere

For those who still at home remain

And those of us who feel their pain

Let distance not our eyes keep tight

But join right in and share the plight

Please keep them, Lord from fear and shame

This I ask, in Jesus’ name.