The voice of God calls out today
across a barren land
of shrivelled crops, abandoned homes
and rivers turned to sand.
Above the hungry people's cries
I thought I heard him say:
"This waste's the work of human hands.
There is a better way."

The voice of God calls out today
across the battle zone,
where earthly powers compete, and deal
in human blood and bone.
Above the noise of bombs and guns
I thought I heard him say:
"The answer's not in force of arms.
There is a better way."

The voice of God calls out today
across the trading floor,
where numbers flicker to and fro
and market rules are law.
Above the clink of profit's gold
I thought I heard him say:
"Life is a gift, it's not for sale.
There is a better way."

The voice of God calls out today,
"The earth's for everyone;
no-one should hold two loaves of bread
if this means some have none."
Above the years of failed ideas
I thought I heard him say:
"I stand for justice, peace and love,
And I will point the way."


Jennifer Wakely (b. )
© Jennifer Wakely, admin. The Jubilate Group
Metre / Suggested tune: 8 6 8 6 D (DCM) / KINGSFOLD