Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Sections
Blog Section Banner
 
You are here: Home >> Blog >> Marie Fortune's Blogs >> How Long? A Psalm of Lament

How Long? A Psalm of Lament

Mar 29, 2018

How long, O God? How long must we wait? How long must we wait for a sweet cool drink of justice?

How Long? A Psalm of Lament

Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune


How Long? A Psalm of Lament

How long, O God?

How long must we wait?

How long must we wait for a sweet cool drink of justice?

Everywhere we turn, women are humiliated, assaulted,
Beaten and raped.
Everyday the daughters of our people suffer,
Too often in silence.

The people don’t want to hear.
The church doesn’t want to hear.
Maybe You don’t want to hear.

Bodies are broken; souls are shattered.
There is no balm in our land.

How long, O God?
How long must we wait?

Show us your face, O God.
Stand beside us.

Our feet are blistered from marching.
Our hands are weary and worn from our work.
Our minds are cluttered and we cannot see the way ahead.

When will our voices be heard and appreciated?
When will men’s entitlement to women’s bodies cease?

We know that the arc of the moral universe bends towards justice.
We know that the way things are is not the way they have to be.

But will we see it in our lives, in our time?

Will You bring us a sweet cool drink of justice?

 

Document Actions