I am a voice, crying for mercy. I am a voice, crying for mercy. Crying for love, crying for peace, crying for justice and dying in need. I am a voice, crying for mercy.
The lyrics to this song, I Am A Voice (crying for mercy), were inspired by a devotion to the Divine Mercy. The song was written by Trish Short as the result of the simple cry of a nun from Kenya to this Catholic songwriter to "write a song for the poor and suffering." Perhaps you can use this reflection to examine your own conscience during this Lenten journey.
I am a child, starving with nothing to eat. Walk twenty miles, searching for something to drink.
What do I do when I see the pictures of the malnourished children, or the refugees without food?
I'm a prisoner in a cell, here it looks a lot like hell. Isn't anyone listening? Does anyone care? Who will answer me?
Do I listen? Do I care? Do I answer?
A husband, a wife, leaving without making their peace. When out of the sky, hate stole his life like a thief.
Do I make peace with everyone I meet?
In the heart of every man, will the price of freedom stand? In living to love and dying to give, who will lend a hand?
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Lyrics copyright 2002; Photo by Schalk van Zuydam (AP)
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."