8 Hymns to Sing in Response to Tragedy

8 Hymns to Sing in Response to Tragedy July 8, 2016


8. When the Church of Jesus (KING’S WESTON)
Fred Pratt Green, 1969

This text is a haunting reminder that bad worship leads to bad theology, and bad theology leads to an apathetic, aimless church.

If our hearts are lifted where devotion soars
High above this hungry suffering world of ours:
Lest our hymns should drug us to forget its needs,
Forge our Christian worship into Christian deeds.

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