Psalter manuscript

A Lamentation for the Slaughter of the Unborn (Matthew 6v22-23; Proverbs 21v15)


God most merciful on high
Answer the pleading of our cry:
‘Multitudes of children die,
Slaughtered day by day!’

Silently, loosed from the prospect of life
Severed by surgical knife;
Suddenly, peacefully growing inside,
Culled for the sake of foul pride!

We say, ‘Let not our nation be unkind,
Soften the hearts of the wilfully blind,
May our law courts be aligned
With your holy will. Amen!’

Steve Layfield – July 2014

Tune is ‘Peace be with you’ (Adrian Snell)

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