Saturday, August 09, 2008

Who Will Save The Children

Who Will Save The Children
by Randy Stonehill

Cry for all the innocent ones
born into a world that's lost its heart
For those who never learn to dream
because their hope is crushed
before they can start
And we shake our fists at the air
and say, "If God is love, how can this be fair?"

But we are His hands
We are the ones who must
make the choice
And if it isn't now,
tell me when?
If it isn't you, then tell me
who will save the children?
Who will save the children?

We count our blessings one by one
yet we have forgotten how to give
It seems that we don't want to face
all the hungry and homeless who struggle to live
But heaven is watching tonight
tugging at our hearts to do what's right

And we are His hands
We are His voice
We are the ones who must make the choice
And if it isn't you, then tell me
who will save the children?
Who will save the children?

As we observe them through our T.V. screens
they seem so distant and unreal
But they bleed like we bleed
And they feel what we feel
Oh, save the children
Save the children
Save the children

Now we decide that nothing can change
and throw up our hands in numb despair
And we lose a piece of our souls
by teaching ourselves just how not to care
But Christ would have gone to the cross
just to save one child from being lost

And we are His hands
We are His voice
We are the ones who must make the choice
And it must be now
There's no time to waste it must be you
No one can take your place
Can't you see that only we can save the children
Save the children
Save the children
Please, save the children...

3 comments:

sydney said...

WOW! SUCH a moving poem! I love poetry and like to write some, so I especially enjoyed reading this. Who will save the children??? Thanks for posting this Miriam! Where did you find it?

Shalom! :-)

Anna Naomi said...

This is a great poem! Is it a song, or just a poem?

Miriam Rebekah said...

This is actually a song.

Sydney,
I've had the cd with the song for a long time and just decided to post the lyrics.