This past Sunday was the first time I had heard or sung this particular hymn. It was our recessional. It has a wonderful and singable melody. But by the second time I sang it, it didn't sit well with me. I wonder if my negative reaction to it is sound or not. I asked our DM not to use it again after this past Sunday.
What are your feelings about it and what do you think was my problem with this hymn?
In these days of Lenten Journey,
We have seeen and we have heard
The call to sow justice in the lives of those we serve.
We reach out to those who are homeless,
To those who live without warmth.
In the coolness of evening,
We'll shelter their dreams,
We will clothe them in mercy and peace.
We open our eyes to the hungry,
And see the faces of Christ.
As we nourish all people
Who hunger for food,
May their faith in our God be renewed.
We open our eyes to the weary,
And hear the cry of the poor.
To the voices that echo the song of despair,
We will show our compassion and care.
We call on the Spirit of Justice,
And pray for righteousness' sake.
We will sing for the freedom
Of all the oppressed.
We will loosen the bonds of distress.