We are shameful
Words and music: Leigh Newton © 2010
- We are shameful, we are sorry for the wars lost and won;
In our anger was hurting, but the deeds still were done.
Bring us your healing, give us hearts anew,
Teach us what we need to know, so we forgive like you;
Give us hearts anew.
- We’re unworthy, it’s appalling, we are guilty as sin;
In the choices we’ve taken we have shown what we’ve been.
We’re naked and empty, there’s nothing we can do,
Just tattered souls and sorry hearts are all we offer you –
It’s all that we can do.
- We are longing for connection, we don’t know where to go;
There are people around us but we still feel alone.
We need direction, teach us how to live;
The way we hurt our dearest ones, we just can’t forgive;
Teach us how to live.
- We come aching to the cross now, in the hope of your breath
We are broken, we’re naked, and we reach out from death.
Though we bear this scarring – such power to betray –
You turn this cross to life and love, you change the terms of play;
Come bring us peace this day. (repeat last two lines)