The Prayer of the Children

Can you hear the prayer of the children?
On bended knee, in the shadow of an unknown room?
Empty eyes with no more tears to cry
Turning Heavenward toward the light
Crying, "Jesus, help me
To see the morning light of one more day
But if I should die before I wake,
I pray my soul to take

Can you feel the hearts of the children
Aching for home, for something of their very own
Reaching hands with nothing to hold on to
But hope for a better day
Crying, "Jesus, help me
To feel the love again, in my own land
But if unknown roads lead away from home
Give me loving arms, away from harm

Can you hear the voice of the children
Softly pleading for silence in their shattered world
Angry guns preach a gospel full of hate
Blood of the innocent on their hands
Crying, "Jesus, help me
To feel the sun again upon my face
For when darkness clears, I know you're near
Bringing peace again

Can you hear the prayer of the children?

We are singing this for Madrigals and I am so happy! I love this song so much. It always touches me.

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